Formonide 200 Inhaler

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Formonide 200 Inhaler is a combination medicine used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age. This medicine is used only for the maintenance treatment of asthma and COPD and is not useful for treating an acute attack.

Formonide 200 Inhaler

Manufactured ByZydus Cadila
ContainsBudesonide (200 mcg) + Formoterol (6 mcg)
Description

Formonide 200 Inhaler is a combination medicine used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age. This medicine is used only for the maintenance treatment of asthma and COPD and is not useful for treating an acute attack.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Formonide 200 Inhaler

  • Body pain
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Shaking of hands or feet
  • Dizziness

    When not to use?

    Allergy
    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to formoterol, budesonide, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

    Status asthmaticus

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from status asthmaticus (a severe, acute asthma attack) as a first-line therapy since it is not effective in treating this condition.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population

    Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

    Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.
    General warnings

    Thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    Hypokalemia

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Seizure disorders

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    Use in pediatrics

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

    Infections

    This medicine will decrease the immune response of the body and increase the risk of infections. This risk is especially higher in patients susceptible to infections. Appropriate patient/caregiver education, close monitoring of clinical condition, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Diabetes

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from diabetes due to the increased risk of elevated blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms such as increased thirst, headache, tiredness or weakness, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Decreased bone density

    This medicine may decrease bone density by decreasing the absorption of calcium. Hence, it should be used with extreme caution in patients susceptible to bone injuries. Close monitoring of the clinical conditions, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Dosage

    Missed Dose
    The missed dose should be inhaled as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

    Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
    Interaction with Alcohol

    Description

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    Instructions

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
    Interaction with Medicine

    Amitriptyline

    Clarithromycin

    Ketoconazole

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Carvedilol

    Amiodarone

    Cisapride

    Labetalol

    Disease interactions

    Cardiovascular disorders

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any symptoms such as dizziness, change in heart rate, palpitations, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest tightness, etc. to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Diabetes

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from diabetes due to the increased risk of elevated blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Report any symptoms such as increased thirst, unusual tiredness or weakness, headache, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Hepatic impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Seizures

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
    Food interactions
    Information not available.
    Lab interactions
    Information not available.
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