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Formoterol is used to treat reversible airways obstruction (inclusing nocturnal asthma)

Side effects

Headache, palpitations, hypersensitivity reactions, tremor, cardiac arrhythmias, myalgia,athralgia, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea, hypokalaemia, hyperglycaemia,oropharyngeal irritation, tachycardia, sleep disturbances, agitation

Expert Advice

1. What is the use of this medicine?

This medicine is used for the treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) such as Emphysema (breathing disorder affecting the air sacs in the lungs) and bronchitis (inflammation of the respiratory passages).

2. Does it result in any discomfort?

Formoterol has the potential to cause dry mouth on frequent usage, you are therefore recommended to do daily rinses and gargles to avoid this from happening.

3. Will it causes any damage to the body?

It would result in fungal infection of the mouth if oral hygiene is not maintained. Hence ensure to do warm water rinses strictly while using this medicine.

4. What is the ideal time to take this medicine?

It has proved to work best before any heavy work or exercise.

5. How long are we supposed to wait before taking the next dose?

A gap of 12 hours is usually advised by the doctors.



This medicine is used to treat reversible airway obstruction (including nocturnal asthma).


Please store this medicine at room temperature on in fridge, depending on the manufacturer type. Keep away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.


This medicine is mostly inhaled through the nose. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.


The patients with pulmonary (lungs) tuberculosis, severe heart disorders, diabetes, hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels), thyrotoxicosis (thyroid gland abnormality), paradoxical bronchospasm (airway constriction), increased risk of adrenal gland suppression and overall body effects (with prolonged use), and children should use this medicine cautiously. Please monitor adrenal gland function and height in children during use, and withdraw gradually.

Side Effects:

The patients administered with this medicine may experience headache, palpitations (racing or pounding heart feeling), allergies, heart abnormalities, joint and muscular pain, dizziness, hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels), hyperglycemia (increased glucose levels), throat irritation, increased heart rate, sleep disturbances, and agitation.

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

The effects of this medicine are unknown in pregnant females. Therefore, please consult your doctor before use. The effects of this medicine are unknown in nursing females. Therefore, please consult your doctor before use.

Medicines containing formoteroloral

Esair 100 mcg

By Platinum

Pack size: 60 ml