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FORACORT 1MG 5X2ML RESPULES

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FORACORT 1MG 5X2ML RESPULES

Foracort 1Mg 5*2ML respules
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Foracort 1Mg 5*2ML respules is a combination medicine used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by preventing and reducing swelling and inflammation in lungs. Asthma is a condition in which airways narrow, swell and create excess mucus, making breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath while breathing out. This medication is used only for the maintenance treatment of asthma and won’t help for treating an acute and severe attack. It is helpful especially in patients experiencing frequent symptoms and suffering from frequent exacerbations of COPD. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules are Budesonide (1Mg) and Formoterol (20Mcg)/2ML

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules contains budesonide, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that works by blocking chemical messengers to relieve symptoms associated with inflammation and allergic rhinitis such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. Formoterol, a bronchodilator works by relaxing the muscles in the airways leading to lungs, making breathing easier.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Acute episodes of asthma
  • Caution:
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures and depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma, cataracts
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Infection due to parasites
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hepatic and renal impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following size effects may or may not occur during the usage of Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Headache
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Sneezing
  • Bone pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Angioedema
  • Hypertension
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity
  • Arrhythmias
  • Sleep disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
How to Use

How to Use

Take Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take the medicine as soon as remember, however if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
Do not swallow the medicine as it is to be taken by inhalation using roto haler. Follow all the instructions carefully as mentioned on the label. Twist off the top of the respule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. Close your lips around the mouthpiece tightly, but don’t chew or bite it. Inhale the medicine deeply. Ensure that the mist goes into your throat without being blocked by your teeth or tongue. Remove the inhaler from your mouth and for about 10 seconds hold your breath.
Take the medicine with or without food. Increase the intake of fluids and maintain oral hygiene to avoid excessive dry mouth caused by the medicine, as continued dry mouth can lead to dental disease (gum disease, tooth decay, fungal infection).

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Increased acne or facial hair
  • Changes in body fat
  • Skin thinning
  • Easy bruising
  • Menstrual problems
  • Impotence or decrease in libido
  • Aggression or hyperactivity
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Decreased bone mineral density
  • Oral candidiasis
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this Nasal spray only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the using this spray.

Liver:

Extreme caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the medicine may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

This medicine is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the medicine.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Grape fruit juice should be avoided.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Foracort 1Mg 2ML respules with CYP3A4 inhibitors ritonavir, atazanavir, clarithromycin, itraconazole, saquinavir, monoamine oxidase inhibitors used in treating depression, amitriptyline, alprazolam, carbamazepine, brompheniramine, arpiprazole, cardiac glycosides.

Precautions
  • Do not use the medicine post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Budesonide for:

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and also for breathing trouble. It decreases the irritation and swelling of the lung.

How does Budesonide work:

Budesonide helps to relieve diarrhoea, stomach cramps and pain commonly experienced by people with Crohns Disease.

How should Budesonide be used:

Take Budesonide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Follow your doctors instructions carefully. You may need to take Budesonide for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take Budesonide even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so. - Take Budesonide together with food or immediately after a meal. Swallow the capsule whole, do not crush or chew the capsule.

Common side effects of Budesonide :

Budesonide may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, cough, runny nose and tiredness. - Budesonide can also cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Budesonide :

Alert your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions: - diabetes. - heart disease. - high blood pressure. - osteoporosis. - glaucoma. - cataract. - myasthenia gravis (a nerve and muscular disorder). - tuberculosis (TB). - thyroid disease. - history of epilepsy (fits or seizures). - a recent heart attack. - any stomach, liver or kidney problems.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Trouble breathing. A big weight gain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Bad nose irritation. Very bad mouth irritation. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Sudden change in eyesight. If you have been exposed to chickenpox and have not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Budesonide with other medicines:

Do not take Budesonide with antacids and cholesterol medicines such as colestyramine. These medicines may reduce the effectiveness of Budesonide when taken at the same time. If you must take these medicines, take them at least 2 hours before or after Budesonide. Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - diabetes medicines. - antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, imidazole. - antibiotics such as doxycycline, troleandomycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, isoniazid - HIV (AIDS) medicines, such as ritonavir, saquinavir, indinavir. - heart medicines, such as quinidine, verapamil, nicardipine Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid alcohol. - Avoid grapefruit juice.

How do I store Budesonide :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Corticosteroid Hormones, Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations, GIT Regulators & Anti-inflammatories

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