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Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

Manufacturer

Cipla Ltd

Composition

BUDESONIDE-400MCG + FORMOTEROL-6MCG

Pack Of

1 ROTACAP

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's belongs to the respiratory combination medication primarily used to treat asthma symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Asthma is a chronic (long-term) respiratory condition in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing. COPD is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes).

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is a combination of two drugs: Budesonide (corticosteroid) and Formoterol (LABA - long-acting beta-agonists or bronchodilator). Budesonide belongs to the corticosteroids class that works by reducing the irritation and swelling by acting inside the nasal passage and airways lining cells and stops the release of certain chemicals responsible for causing inflammatory reactions and allergies. Thereby, it provides relief from sneezing, runny or blocked nose and sinus discomfort. On the other hand, Formoterol belongs to LABA - long-acting beta-agonists or bronchodilators that relaxes and widens respiratory airways muscles, making it easier for asthma and COPD patient to breath. 

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is available in the form of rotacaps, inhaler, respules, transhaler and transcaps. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's based on your medical condition. Some people may experience fungal infection in the mouth, headache, sore throat, hoarse voice, upper respiratory tract infection, flu, cough, back pain, increased heart rate, and trembling. Most of these side effects of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to lactose (a form of sugar) or have lactose intolerance, Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's or any other ingredients, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is not recommended for children below 6 years of age. If your breathing worsens or you often wake up at night with asthma, experience chest tightness in the morning or last longer than usual, please consult a doctor immediately. These might be signs indicating that your asthma is not controlled properly and requires an alternate or additional treatment. Regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended while taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's as it may cause low potassium levels in the blood. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis (weak bones), fits, immune system problems, chickenpox, measles, thyroid, lung, heart, liver or adrenal gland problems, inform your doctor before taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Prolonged use of LABA (long-acting beta-agonists) or vasodilators drugs may cause symptoms like chest pain (angina), increased blood pressure (hypertension), a fast and irregular heart rate (palpitation), headache, tremor, and nervousness.

Uses of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Directions for Use

Inhaler/Transhaler: Shake the inhaler well and check the label for directions before using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Take Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's daily at the same time to maintain a consistent level of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's in the body. While you breathe Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's from the mouth, press down inhaler once to release the medicine and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as advised by your doctor. Rinse your mouth with water and spit it out after using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's to avoid fungal infections in mouth and throat. Rotacaps/Transcaps: Use Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's as advised by your doctor. The capsule should be placed at the base of rotahaler and completely twist the mouthpiece until you hear a click sound. Then, breathe in through the mouthpiece deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is for inhalation only. Do not swallow Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Respules: Use Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Twist the respule top, squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer and use immediately after opening.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

Like all medicines, Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's can cause some common side effects such as,

  • Fungal infection in the mouth.
  • Headache.
  • Sore throat, hoarse voice.
  • Upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Flu, cough.
  • Back pain.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Shaking or trembling.

Most of these side effects of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are allergic to lactose, Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's or any other ingredients, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's. Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is not recommended for children below 6 years of age. If your breathing worsens or you often wake up at night with asthma, experience chest tightness in the morning or lasts longer than usual, please consult a doctor immediately as these might be signs indicating that your asthma is not controlled properly and requires an alternate or additional treatment. Regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended while taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's as it may cause low potassium levels in the blood. Avoid contact with people who have infections or who are sick as Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's may weaken the immune system causing infections easily. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis (weak bones), fits, immune system problems, chickenpox, measles, thyroid, lung, heart, liver or adrenal gland problems, inform your doctor before taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    The interaction of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's.

  • Pregnancy

    The safety of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    It is unknown whether Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's is excreted in human milk. It is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Driving

    Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Liver

    Use Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Kidney

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's in patients with Kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

Other Information (FOR0146)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Yes, Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's may cause fungal infection in the mouth (oral thrush) as a common side effect. It is not necessary for everyone taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's every time.

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's should be used with caution in osteoporosis (low bone density resulting in weak and brittle bones) patients as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis before taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's so that the dose may be adjusted or an alternate medicine may be prescribed.

No, you are not recommended to take ketoconazole or other antifungal drugs such as itraconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole with Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's as co-administration of these medicines may increase the absorption of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's into the bloodstream and increase the risk of adverse effects such as high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, muscle weakness, swelling, acne, skin thinning, cataracts, excessive growth of facial or body hair, stretch marks, high blood glucose levels, menstrual irregularities, loss of bone density, easy bruising and abnormal distribution of body fat, especially in the waist, back, neck and face, neck. However, please consult a doctor before using other medicines with Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's.

You are not recommended to take more than the prescribed dose of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's as it may cause adverse effects such as fast heartbeat, trembling or headache. However, if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's, please consult a doctor immediately.

You are not recommended to stop taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's, please consult your doctor.

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's does not relieve a sudden asthma attack. Therefore, it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

Throat irritation or pain, oral thrush (fungal infection), respiratory tract infections, low potassium level and sinusitis (sinus inflammation) are some of the common side effects of Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's, which might occur in some patients.

In rare cases, Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's may cause low potassium level. So if you experience tiredness, muscle cramps, weakness, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and constipation contact doctor for the advice.

People with heart problems (including high blood pressure, chest pain, fast heartbeat, fits (seizures), thyroid problems, diabetes, immune system problem, weak bones or osteoporosis, eye problems (glaucoma, cataracts) and liver problems should consult a doctor before using Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

Foracort 400 Rotacaps 30's

MRP: 215.66

Packet
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30 Rotacap in 1 Packet