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FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

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LUPIN LTD

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About FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS 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.

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is a combination of two medicines, namely: Formoterol (bronchodilator) and Fluticasone (corticosteroids). Formoterol belongs to the class of bronchodilators. It is a long-acting beta-agonist that relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs. Formoterol makes breathing easier by widening the airways. Fluticasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It acts by blocking prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers) that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Thereby, it provides relief from sneezing, runny or blocked nose and sinus discomfort. It helps to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children.

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is available in the form of an inhaler, autohaler, rotacap/transcaps, capsules and rotadisk. Your doctor will advise on how often you take FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS based on your medical condition. The common side effects of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS include nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, headache, sore throat, cough, bone, muscle or joint pain, increased heart rate, chills, tiredness and noisy breathing. Most of these side effects of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Do not use FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS to treat sudden severe symptoms of asthma or as a rescue inhaler. Bronchodilators like Formoterol can cause hypokalemia. Hence regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended. Therapy with nasal or inhaled corticosteroids like Fluticasone should be cautiously administered in patients with a fungal, bacterial, parasitic or viral infection and tuberculosis. There are chances of developing a secondary infection. Please check with your doctor if you are pregnant, currently breastfeeding or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines.

Brief your medical history if you have heart, liver, kidney diseases, high blood pressure, hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), aneurysm (swelling of an artery), pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor), hyperadrenocorticism (high levels of cortisol), eye disorders like cataract and glaucoma, chickenpox or measles, immune system problem, seizure (fits), osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones) and diabetes before taking FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS. FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is not recommended for children below five years of age.

Uses of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchitis and Emphysema.

Medicinal Benefits

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is used to treat and prevent respiratory disorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS 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). FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is a combination of Formoterol (bronchodilator) and Fluticasone (corticosteroid). Formoterol is a long-acting β₂ agonist and bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs. It makes breathing easier by widening the airways. Fluticasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It acts by blocking prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers) that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Fluticasone has potent vasoconstrictive (narrowing of the blood vessels) and anti-inflammatory activity.

Directions for Use

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is available in the form of an inhaler, autohaler, rotacap/transcaps, capsules, and rotadisk. Your doctor will advise the dose and duration of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS based on the severity of your disease.Inhaler: Hold the inhaler with the mouthpiece facing downwards. Form a tight seal by placing your lips around the mouthpiece. Start breathing slowly with your mouth and push down the inhaler once. Remove the inhaler and breathe normally.Rotacap: Rotacap is a capsule with powdered medication which is placed in Rotahaler. Rotahaler is a breath-activated plastic inhalation device which releases the medication when you breathe. Place the rotahaler between your teeth and seal it with your lips. Tilt your head slightly and breathe with your mouth deeply while you press the rotahaler. Remove the device and breathe out normally.Autohaler: Autohaler is a breath-activated device that releases the medication when you inhale. Shake the autohaler well before using. Hold it upright and push the lever up. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around it. Breathe in slowly and deeply to release the medication from the device. Hold your breath for 10 seconds and breathe out normally. Push the lever down and replace the cap.Capsule: FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS capsule should not be taken through the mouth. The capsule form of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS contains powdered medication, which is to be inserted into the inhaling device/inhaler. It releases the medicine when you breathe in deeply with your mouth through the inhaler.Rotadisk: Rotadisk is a silver-coloured aluminium foil disk that contains four blisters to place the medication. The medicine is to be inhaled through the mouth from the Rotadisk using a plastic device called Diskhaler.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

Like every medicine, FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, headache, sore throat, cough, bone, muscle or joint pain, increased heart rate, chills, tiredness and noisy breathing. These side effects are not common to everyone and vary individually. If the side effects persist longer or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not stop taking this medicine of your own unless advised by your doctor. Please do not use FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS to treat sudden severe symptoms of asthma or as a rescue inhaler. Before taking FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS, let your doctor know if have a history of heart, liver, kidney diseases, high blood pressure, hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood), aneurysm (swelling of an artery), pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor), hyperadrenocorticism (high levels of cortisol), eye disorders like cataract and glaucoma, chickenpox or measles, immune system problem, seizure (fits), osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones) and diabetes.

Like Formoterol, bronchodilators can cause hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood), therefore should be used with caution in patients with hypokalaemia to prevent any cardiovascular effects. Special precautions should be taken in patients with a fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral infection and tuberculosis since nasal or inhaled corticosteroids like Fluticasone can cause secondary infections. FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS can cause a rise in blood glucose levels. Hence monitor your blood glucose levels regularly and inform your doctor if you already have diabetes before using FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS. FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS may affect the unborn baby during pregnancy. Please let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or already pregnant and a lactating mother. FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is not recommended for children below five years of age.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your side effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is not recommended to use during pregnancy since it may have harmful effects on the unborn baby. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to conceive or already pregnant before starting FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience drowsiness and increased/uneven heart rate while using FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS. This may affect your ability to drive. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Take the medication as directed by the doctor and at regular intervals. Do not use other over the counter medications, herbal or vitamin supplements without informing your pharmacist or doctor when you take FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS.
  • Know your triggers like allergens, such as pollen, dust and food items that make your asthma severe.
  • Quit smoking and avoid passive smoking. Smoking also reduces the effectiveness of the medicine.
  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system.
  • Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.

Special Advise

  • It is advised to undergo blood examination to keep a check on your potassium levels since FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS can cause low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalaemia).
  • Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while using FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS since bronchodilators like Formoterol can cause low blood glucose levels.
  • Consult your diabetologist if you have diabetes before using FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS so that your insulin or other diabetic medication can be adjusted accordingly to maintain your blood sugar levels.

Other Information (FOR0144)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

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 diseases (COPD): It is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. 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

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is used to treat and prevent respiratory disorders like asthma attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS consists of Formoterol (bronchodilator) and Fluticasone (Fluticasone). Formoterol relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs. Fluticasone acts by blocking prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers) that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways.

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS should be cautiously administered under doctor's guidance in seizures since bronchodilators like Formoterol can cause central nervous system stimulation that can lead to other adverse conditions. Please consult your doctor before using FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS if you have seizures.

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS contains bronchodilator (Fluticasone), which can cause a rise in blood glucose levels. Hence therapy with FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is cautiously administered in patients with diabetes. Please monitor your blood glucose levels regularly and inform your doctor so that the dose can be adjusted accordingly.

Bronchodilator (Formoterol) in FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS may decrease the potassium levels in your body, therefore should be used with caution. Please consult your doctor before taking FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS since low potassium levels can lead to other cardiovascular problems in patients with hypokalaemia.

Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Formoterol in FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS may cause dry mouth as a temporary side effect in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, drink plenty of water, regularly rinse your mouth, practice good oral hygiene and suck on a sugarless candy. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is not recommended for use when you are taking Sotalol or vice versa. Sotalol and FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS have opposing effects in the body. Sotalol may also trigger asthma attacks or worsen your breathing problems by narrowing the airways. Please consult your doctor before using other medicines with FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS.

No, FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS is not used for sudden breathing problems, your doctor may suggest a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems.

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FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

FORMOFLO 100MG TRANSCAPS

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