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Dulera Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- What are the possible side effects of formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- What is the most important information I should know about formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- How should I use formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dulera)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dulera)?
- What should I avoid while using formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
- What other drugs will affect formoterol (Dulera)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Dulera)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember, then wait 12 hours before using the medication again. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Dulera)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nervousness, dry mouth, nausea, sleep problems (insomnia), tremors, muscle cramps, chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling weak or light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
Do not use a second form of formoterol (such as Foradil, Perforomist, or Symbicort) or use another similar long-acting inhaled bronchodilator (LABA) such as salmeterol (Advair, Serevent) or arformoterol (Brovana).
Mometasone can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are ill. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using a steroid.
What other drugs will affect formoterol (Dulera)?
Many drugs can interact with formoterol and mometasone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- a diuretic (water pill);
- caffeine, diet pills, cold medicine, or a stimulant medication;
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- anti-malaria medication;
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- heart rhythm medicine;
- HIV/AIDS medications;
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
- migraine headache medicine;
- narcotic medication;
- an antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and others;
- antifungal medication such as ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), and others;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), protriptyline (Vivactil), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others; or
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as dolasetron (Anzemet) or ondansetron (Zofran).
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about formoterol and mometasone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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