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Foster Inhaler

Foster Inhaler 100 / 6 microgram inhaler

Brand: Chiesi

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Foster Inhaler 100 / 6 microgram inhaler is composed of Beclomethasone (100 )Formoterol ( 6 microgram)

Beclomethasone is used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing caused by asthma in adults and children 5 years of age and older. Beclomethasone belongs to a class of medicines called corticosteroids. Beclomethasone works by decreasing swelling and irritation in the airways to allow for easier breathing.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Beclomethasone comes as an aerosol to inhale by mouth using an inhaler.
  • Beclomethasone usually is inhaled twice a day.
  • Remove the protective cap.
  • Breathe out as completely as possible through your mouth.
  • Hold the inhaler in the upright (mouthpiece up) or horizontal position.
  • Place the mouthpiece between your lips well into your mouth.
  • Tilt the head slightly back.
  • Close the lips tightly around the mouthpiece keeping your tongue below it.
  • Inhale slowly and deeply.
  • Breathe in slowly and deeply through the mouthpiece.
  • At the same time, press down once on the container to spray the medication into the mouth.
  • When breathed in fully, remove the inhaler from the mouth and close the mouth.
  • Try to hold your breath for about 5 to 10 seconds, and then breathe out gently.
  • If the doctor has told you to take more than 1 puff per treatment, repeat steps 3 through 7.
  • Replace the protective cap on the inhaler.
  • After each treatment, rinse the mouth with water and spit. Do not swallow the water.
  • Do not use more or less of beclomethasone or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take beclomethasone regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help remember, take beclomethasone at the same time.
  • Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.

Expert Advice

  • Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
  • Avoid alcohol if you are on this medication
  • Do not increase your dose without a doctor's consultation.

Primary Uses

Allergic Rhinitis

Indications

This medication is used in patients with bronchial asthma (breathing disorder).

Side Effects

The side effects of this medicine include headache, dry throat, and hoarseness (voice changes).

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication should only be used when clearly needed. Consult your physician before taking this medication.

Lactation

There is no evidence whether this medication passes into breast milk or not. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breast-feeding.

Driving

Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.

Liver

Consult your doctor before using beclomethasone for a better analysis if you have liver disease.

Kidney

Consult your doctor before using beclomethasone for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.

Alcohol

The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using beclomethasone.

Precautions

Patients with a history of liver, eye, GI (stomach), bone diseases, thyroid, diabetes (abnormal sugar levels), tuberculosis (disease causing inflammation of the lungs), and psychosis (mental disorder) should be cautious.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with tuberculosis (disease causing inflammation of the lungs), epistaxis (nose bleeding) and measles, glaucoma (pressure in the eye), nose injury, or nose surgery.

FAQS

For how long can we use beclomethasone?

Do not use more than directed by your doctor.It is also used for treating allergic rhinitis, oral ulceration (mouth sore), and ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine).

How to administer this medicine?

It is mostly taken orally. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.

How to store this medicine?

Please store at room temperature ranging from 15°C to 30°C, away from sunlight and out of the reach of children. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What else can I do to improve my asthma symptoms?

To improve your asthma symptoms you can make several lifestyle changes such as: • Following a light regular physical exercise routine • Limiting use of alcohol • Limiting or complete cessation of smoking • Avoiding substances that irritate lungs • Eating healthy • Taking care of your health by minimizing probability of flu, cough etc

What do I do if I forget to take the dose?

Consult the doctor if you missed the dose.

What are the uses of Formoterol?

This medication is used for treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) such as Emphysema (breathing disorder affecting the air sacs in lungs) and bronchitis (inflammation of the respiratory passages). Please note that this medicine will not work right away and must be used continuously for a certain amount of time to be effective. For quick relief from shortness of breath or asthma attack, use an inhaler.

How to store Formoterol?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. If you are using this medicine in inhaler form, make sure to clean the inhaler at least once a week. Throw the inhaler after it is locked (all medicine has been used up) or three months after putting the cartridge in the inhaler. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Is flu shot necessary for me if I have a breathing problem?

If you have asthma or any other COPD, it may be necessary for you to get a flu shot/ flu vaccine every year as flu can worsen breathing problems. It is dependent on the severity of your condition. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

What if I feel my COPD is getting worse?

Tell your healthcare provider immediately. He/ she will guide you further and tell you what symptoms to look for and the treatment accordingly.

What else can I do to improve my lung condition and overall quality of life?

Several COPD patients find relief by doing regular breathing exercises and light physical exercises. Moreover, stop smoking, limit use of lung irritants, and practice good hygiene.

Does Formoterol have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternative is available. The effects of this medicine on lactating mothers are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Important notes for use of Budesonide.

-It is advised to learn to use the peak flow meter if you use this medicine. - Common cold, flu, pollen, dust, and other such irritants may worsen breathing problems therefore extra precaution is advised.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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