Foradil is also known under the generic name of Formoterol. It is a long-acting bronchodilator that helps to relax the airways muscles and improves breathing.
The drug Foradil is intended to prevent asthma attacks or a bronchospasm, caused by physical exertion, within children and adults. The drug should not be taken by children under 5 years old.
Foradil can be taken to prevent bronchospasm within adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
If you notice that your symptoms worsen and your medication does not work, then you should consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to Formoterol, then you shouldn’t use Foradil.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had the following diseases to make sure that the medication is safe for you: high blood pressure, heart disease, an allergy to any food, epilepsy and seizures, adrenal gland tumors, liver problems, diabetes, aneurysm.
The effect of the drug on an unborn baby has not been studied. Tell the doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant and discuss potential risks to you and your child.
Method of Application
The drug is taken 2 times per 12 hours daily. Follow the instructions for use and recommendations of your doctor.
The drug Foradil is not used as a rescue medication treating a bronchospasm or an asthma attack. It is aimed only at the prevention and relieving of the symptoms.
Foradil in the form of capsules is used only with a special device Foradil Aerolizer. The capsules shouldn’t be placed into the mouthpiece of an inhaler. Don’t put them into your mouth and swallow them.
A spacer should be used with Foradil Aerolizer.
To get the most positive effect from the drug, you should take it constantly.
In the case if the medication does not work, consult the doctor. Perhaps it is not appropriate for you.
All capsules must be stored in their original packaging before they are taken. The device should not be cleaned by you and if the capsules are over, you should throw it away.
If you missed one dose of the drug, then take it when you remember about it, but if it’s time for the next drug intake, then skip the missed one and take the planned dose.
Avoid overdosing. Overdose symptoms are: heartbeat disorder, high nervousness, pain in the chest, weakness, fainting, tremor, convulsions.
If you are experiencing any negative symptoms, you should consult a doctor. In case of allergic reactions in the form of a rash, face swelling and breathing problems, seek medical help immediately.
You should consult a doctor if you have the following symptoms: chest pain, severe palpitation, trembling in the chest; breathing problems, breath shortness; breathing problems worsening; insomnia, nervousness; low potassium, constipation, weakness in the legs, numbness; high blood sugar, severe thirst, dry mouth, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry skin, weight loss.
Common side effects: nervousness, dizziness, tremor; diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, insomnia; muscle spasms; severe headache.
The list of side effects is not complete, so for more information you should consult your doctor.
If you are taking any drugs during treatment, you must tell it to your doctor. There are drugs and substances that may affect the drug Foradil. Ask your doctor about them and do not take them during treatment with Foradil.
Keep this drug in a dry, cool, clean place, away from children, at room temperature. Use Foradil only as directed by your doctor and never give your medications to other people.