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Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI

Manufacturer/Marketer

Cadila Healthcare Ltd

Consume Type

INHALATION

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About Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI

Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is a respiratory medication primarily used to treat and prevent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) like bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes) and emphysema (shortness of breath). 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 that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.

Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI combines two drugs: Salmeterol (bronchodilator) and Fluticasone propionate (corticosteroid). Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widening the airways. Thus, it makes breathing easier. Fluticasone propionate belongs to the class of corticosteroids that works by acting on the nasal lining's inner cells and stopping releasing certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammatory reactions. Thereby providing relief from sneezing, runny or blocked nose and sinus discomfort.

Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is for inhalation only. Take Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI by inhaling the number of puffs as your doctor advises. Your doctor will recommend how often you take Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI based on your medical condition. Some people may experience headaches, stomach upset, dizziness, nervousness, vomiting, Respiratory tract infection, Fungal infection of the mouth, Hoarseness of voice, Sore throat, Cough, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and Increased heart rate. Most of these side effects of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI or other ingredients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI. Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Use of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI may worsen asthma symptoms in some patients. If you experience severe difficulty breathing, please consult a doctor immediately to prescribe an alternative medicine. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting inhaler to use during attacks. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chest or lung infections, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis (weak bones), tuberculosis, heart, liver or adrenal gland problems, inform your doctor before taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI.

Uses of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI

Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Medicinal Benefits

Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is used to treat and prevent respiratory disorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI improves pulmonary function and effectively treats and prevents the worsening of emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes). Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is a combination of two drugs: Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate, which is used to treat asthma symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Salmeterol belongs to the class of bronchodilators that relax muscles and widen the lungs' airways. Thus, it makes breathing easier. Fluticasone propionate belongs to the class of corticosteroids that works by acting on the nasal lining's inner cells and stopping the release of certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammatory reactions. Thereby providing relief from sneezing, runny or blocked nose and sinus discomfort.

Directions for Use

Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI should be used via inhalation with an inhaler. Your doctor or nurse will show you how to use the inhaler properly. Place the inhaler upright in your mouth and insert the mouthpiece between your teeth. Please do not bite it. When you begin to breathe in through your mouth, press the top of the inhaler to release a puff of air while continuing to inhale. After that, hold your breath. Remove the inhaler gently and hold your breath for as long as it feels comfortable. Breathe slowly out. If you require another puff, wait a minute before repeating the steps above. To avoid dust or fluff, close the mouthpiece with the cover after use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI

  • Low fever
  • Chest tightness
  • Fungal infection in the mouth
  • Sinus pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Vomiting or irregular heartbeat

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI or other ingredients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI. Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Use of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI may worsen asthma symptoms in some patients. If you experience severe difficulty breathing, please consult a doctor immediately so that alternative medicine may be prescribed. Contact your doctor if you have blurred vision or any other vision disturbances while taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI. Regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended while taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI as it may cause low potassium levels in the blood. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chest or lungs infection, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis (weak bones), tuberculosis, heart, liver or adrenal gland problems, inform your doctor before taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI may interact with bronchodilators (salbutamol, aminophylline, theophylline), steroids (budesonide, prednisone, mometasone, beclomethasone), heart-related medicines (sotalol, digoxin, disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine), drugs used to treat Hodgkin’s disease (procarbazine), water pills (furosemide), antibiotics (telithromycin, furazolidone, clarithromycin), drugs used to lower high blood pressure (atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol), medicines to induce labour (oxytocin), antithyroid agent (levothyroxine), antidepressants (imipramine, amitriptyline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine), antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole), HIV medicines (atazanavir, ritonavir, nelfinavir, indinavir, cobicistat, saquinavir) and antiparkinson drug (levodopa).

Drug-Food Interactions: Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI may interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice. Therefore, avoid grapefruit or its juice with Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI as it may lead to severe adverse effects.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chest or lungs infection, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis (weak bones), tuberculosis, heart, liver or adrenal gland problems, inform your doctor before taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • RITONAVIR
  • INDINAVIR
  • LEVODOPA
  • PROCARBAZINE
  • SAQUINAVIR
  • SALBUTAMOL
  • DIGOXIN
  • SOTALOL
  • PROCAINAMIDE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • PREDNISONE
  • BECLOMETASONE
  • TELITHROMYCIN
  • IMIPRAMINE
  • ATENOLOL
  • OXYTOCIN
  • PHENELZINE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      The interaction of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI with alcohol is unknown. However, as a precautionary measure, it is advisable not to take or limit alcohol.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      The safety of Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is unknown whether Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is excreted in human milk. It is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Use Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. Please consult your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      safe if prescribed

      If you have any concerns regarding using Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI in patients with kidney problems, your doctor may adjust the dose as required. Please consult your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI is not recommended for children below 12 years as the safety and effectiveness were not established. However, please consult a doctor before giving Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI to children.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system.
    • Avoid foods such as cabbage, beans, garlic, onions, shrimp, pickled food, dried fruits, fried foods, carbonated drinks, wine, and bottled lemon and lime juice, as it may worsen asthma symptoms.
    • Do meditation, deep breathing, regular exercise, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to relieve stress and reduce an asthma attack risk.
    • Quit smoking may reduce the effectiveness of the Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI and irritate the lungs' worsening breathing problem.
    • Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.

    Special Advise

    • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia), and medicines such as Salmeterol + Fluticasone Propionate can lower blood potassium level.
    • Be advised to carry an inhaler prescribed by your doctor to use in a sudden asthma attack.

    Other Information (FOR0010)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Asthma: It is a breathing problem in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing.

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. The most common COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

    Emphysema: It is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath.

    Chronic Bronchitis: A lung disease associated with inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs.

    FAQs

    How does Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI work?

    Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI contains salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Salmeterol works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Fluticasone propionate works by acting inside the nasal lining cells and stops the release of certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammatory reactions. Thereby relieving sneezing, runny or blocked nose, and sinus discomfort and making breathing easier.

    Can I take sotalol with Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI?

    No, you are not recommended to take sotalol with Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI as it may reduce the effectiveness of both medicines. Also, sotalol may trigger asthma attacks or worsen breathing problems by narrowing airways. However, please consult a doctor before using other medication with a Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI.

    Does Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI cause fungal infection in the mouth?

    Yes, the Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI may cause fungal infection in the mouth as a side effect. It is not necessary for everyone taking Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after using Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI every time.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Forair 250 Inhaler 120 MDI

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads, Ahmedabad – 380015, Gujarat, India.

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