Foracort 6/200mcg Inhaler

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Foracort inhaler is used for treating asthma, allergic conditions, and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), which includes difficulty in breathing and problems like chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, etc.

Pack Size Qty Price Unit Price  
6 Inhaler/s
$78.80 $13.13
3 Inhaler/s
$40.65 $13.55
1 Inhaler
$17.50 $17.50
  • Generic Name : Formoterol Fumarate and Budesonide
  • Brand Name : Symbicort
  • Manufacturer Name : Cipla Ltd.
  • Delivery Days : 10 To 12 Working Days
  • Presentation : Inhaler Pack

What Foracort Inhaler 6/200mcg?

The Foracort inhaler is used for treating asthma, allergic conditions, and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), which includes difficulty in breathing and problems like chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, etc.

Foracort inhaler unblocks the constricted airways with the help of its active ingredients, which relaxes the muscles present in them and, As a result, brings smooth airflow to the lungs. This medicine is not recommended for patients below 12 years of age. Also, it may not be helpful to treat acute or sudden asthma attack.

Uses of Foracort 200 Inhaler

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Treatment and Prevention of Asthma

Foracort Inhaler (6/200mcg) working mechanism

Foracort inhaler 6+200mcg consists of two active components known as formoterol fumarate and levosalbutamol budesonide.

These active ingredients are long-acting bronchodilators that work by relaxing the muscle cells present in the walls of the airways. It inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation(swelling) of airways to the lungs.

Formoterol fumarate works by relaxing the muscles and making breathing easier. In contrast, levosalbutamol budesonide works by preventing the release of certain natural chemicals in the body that are generally responsible for the inflammation that causes difficulties during breathing and other associated disorders. Thus, it relieves symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Dosage

Foracort inhaler is a metered dose inhaler that includes 200 levosalbutamol budesonide and 6mcg of formoterol fumarate. It helps in the treatment of asthma and (COPD) disorders.

These inhalers are also available in various strengths and substitutes that must be taken after prescription. Your doctor will prescribe you the frequency and dosage of this inhaler according to your age and the severity of the disease, which differs from patient to patient. Usually, you need to take this combination inhaler as two inhalations twice daily every day for maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction.

The forecourt inhaler is advised to be taken at a fixed time regularly and is better to take with food that can also prevent symptoms of an upset stomach. Please do not take this inhaler in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed; It should be taken at the exact amount for which you are advised.

How to use a Foracort 200 inhaler?

Shake the Foracort inhaler bottle well before using it for at least 10 seconds and breathe out. Place the inhaler on the mouth and press it one time to release the medication and breathe in from the mouth; hold the breath for at least 10 seconds after the puff; you can repeat the puffs if you are advised for more than one puff by your doctor. Do not take an overdose, and Never miss any scheduled dose of it. After using this inhaler, you can rinse your mouth and throat with water and spit it out. This will help you prevent mouth infections. It would help if you did not stop taking it unless your doctor asks you to do so.

Missed Dose of Foracort

Do not miss any dose of the Foracort inhaler, but in case you forget to take it, use it as soon as possible. But if you are late and it's almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its time. Do not overdose as a makeup for missed doses.

Overdose of Foracort 200 inhaler

If you mistakenly take an overdose of the Foracort 200 inhaler, you might face some unwanted effects. It may cause vomiting, headache, low potassium levels, increased blood glucose, and palpitations. If you suspect any of these severe outcomes due to an overdose, please get in touch with a doctor immediately.

Side effects

Like any other medicine, the Foracort 200 inhaler may include some common side effects. Most side effects of Foracort are resolved, but if any of its side effects persist, please consult your doctor. Seek medical attention if required.

  • Sore throat or hoarseness

  • Drowsiness

  • Headache

  • Upper respiratory tract infection

  • Infection in the mouth and ulcer problems

  • Uneven heartbeats

  • Chest pain

  • Fungal infection

  • Stomach discomfort

  • Increased mucus production

  • Constipation

  • Dryness of mouth and unusual taste

  • Coughing

  • Worse of asthma symptoms 

Interaction of Foracort inhaler with common drug

Few common drugs can interact with the Foracort inhalers, which can cause adverse effects or interrupt the working of this inhaler. You should tell your doctor if you are taking vitamins, other drugs, or herbal supplements and with the below-given drugs-

  • Receptors bocking agents

  • Anticholinergic agents

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • Diuretics

  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Things to remember while using a Foracort inhaler

You should take smaller and more frequent meals and drink plenty of fluid when using the Foracort inhaler. Keep the inhaler away from children's reach. Please read the label for the usage directions and follow the instructions carefully during its use.

Warning and precautions while using Foracort inhaler 6/200mcg

Do not use this inhaler until recommended by your doctor. Also, Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any other disease like-

  • Lung infection

  • Problem with thyroid or adrenal glands

  • Severe liver problems

  • High blood pressure

  • Low potassium levels

  • Diabetes

Do not drink alcohol while using a Foracort inhaler.

Avoid using it if you have an allergy to any added ingredients in the Foracort inhaler. During an allergy to it, you may notice symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling of the face/tongue/throat, breathing difficulty, severe dizziness, etc.

Use Foracort 200 Inhaler with caution if you have osteoporosis(brittle bones), as it can worsen the condition.

The Foracort 200 inhaler does not provide you relief if you have sudden symptoms of asthma or COPD. In this case, you need to always keep a rescue inhaler with a bronchodilator for sudden symptoms. But if your breathing problem worsens or if the rescue inhaler does not relieve symptoms, then immediately contact a doctor. 

While taking the treatment with a Foracort inhaler, you must also take some precautions to prevent an asthma attack. Use it before exercise or exposure to triggers like pollen, house dust, cigarette smoke, etc.

The use of a Foracort inhaler is not recommended in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is only advised to breastfeeding mothers if the benefits are greater than the risks; otherwise, doctors don't recommend it because it may pass into human milk and cause harm to the newborn baby.

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