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Dulera Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 and mometasone (Dulera)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to formoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Symbicort) or mometasone (Asmanex).
To make sure you can safely use this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- an active infection of any kind;
- herpes infection of the eye;
- heart disease;
- liver disease;
- low bone mineral density;
- glaucoma or cataracts;
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- diabetes; or
- a thyroid disorder.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether formoterol and mometasone will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether formoterol and mometasone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Mometasone can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Long-term use of steroids may lead to bone loss (osteoporosis), especially if you smoke, if you do not exercise, if you do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis. Talk with your doctor about your risk of osteoporosis.
How should I use formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
Formoterol may increase the risk of asthma-related death. Use only the prescribed dose of this medication, and do not use it for longer than your doctor recommends. Follow all patient instructions for safe use. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks and benefits of using formoterol and mometasone.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use, and directions for priming the inhaler device. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Do not use formoterol and mometasone to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medication.
The usual dose is 2 inhalations twice each day, morning and evening. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Shake the inhaler canister well before each use.
To reduce the chance of developing a yeast infection in your mouth, rinse with water after using the inhaler. Do not swallow.
Asthma is often treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
If you also use a steroid medication, do not stop using it suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about using less and less of the steroid before stopping completely.
It may take up to 1 week before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week of treatment.
Seek medical attention if you think any of your asthma medications are not working as well as usual. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Do not try to clean or take apart the Aerolizer device. Throw it away when your capsules run out. Always use the new device provided with the medication when you get your prescription refilled.
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