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Dulera

Dulera Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Dulera (mometasone furoate 100 mcg/200 mcg and formoterol fumarate dihydrate 5 mcg) is a long-acting beta agonist and inhaled corticosteroid used to treat asthma. Common side effects of Dulera include stuffy nose, hoarseness, dry mouth, and throat irritation.

The recommended daily dosage of Dulera is two inhalations twice a day. Talk to your doctor about your individual dosage amount. Aldesleukin, beta blockers, azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, and HIV protease inhibitors may interact with Dulera. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Before taking Dulera tell your doctor if you have or have had any infections, high blood pressure, heart disease, overactive thyroid, seizures, bone loss, eye problems, or diabetes. Dulera may increase your risk of infection. If you are pregnant only use Dulera if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor before taking Dulera if you are breastfeeding.

Our Dulera (mometasone furoate 100 mcg/200 mcg and formoterol fumarate dihydrate 5 mcg) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Dulera in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • sores or white patches in your mouth or throat;
  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medication;
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist);
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
  • chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, tremors, restless feeling, seizure;
  • increased thirst or hunger, urinating more than usual; or
  • worsening asthma symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat;
  • changes in menstrual periods;
  • hoarseness or deepened voice;
  • dizziness, anxiety, headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • back pain, muscle cramps;
  • sore throat, dry mouth, cough, stuffy nose; or
  • skin rash, itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dulera (Mometasone Furoate, Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate Inhalation) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Dulera Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Stuffy nose, hoarseness, dry mouth, or throat irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Infrequently, this medication may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma immediately after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: white patches on tongue/in mouth, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes (such as nervousness), trouble sleeping, vision problems (such as blurred vision), increased thirst/urination, muscle cramps, shaking (tremors).

Get medical help right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, seizures.

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, sudden trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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What is Prescribing information?

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Dulera FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists, such as formoterol, one of the active ingredients in DULERA, increase the risk of asthma-related death. Currently available data are inadequate to determine whether concurrent use of inhaled corticosteroids or other long-term asthma control drugs mitigates the increased risk of asthma-related death from LABA. Available data from controlled clinical trials suggest that LABA increase the risk of asthma-related hospitalization in pediatric and adolescent patients. Data from a large placebo-controlled US trial that compared the safety of another long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) or placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma-related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Systemic and local corticosteroid use may result in the following:

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

Clinical Trials Experience

The safety data described below is based on 3 clinical trials which randomized 1913 patients 12 years of age and older with asthma, including 679 patients exposed to DULERA for 12 to 26 weeks and 271 patients exposed for 1 year. DULERA was studied in two placebo- and active-controlled trials (n=781 and n=728, respectively) and in a long-term 52-week safety trial (n=404). In the 12 to 26-week clinical trials, the population was 12 to 84 years of age, 41% male and 59% female, 73% Caucasians, 27% non-Caucasians. Patients received two inhalations twice daily of DULERA (100 mcg/5 mcg or 200 mcg/5 mcg), mometasone furoate MDI (100 mcg or 200 mcg), formoterol MDI (5 mcg) or placebo. In the long-term 52-week active-comparator safety trial, the population was 12 years to 75 years of age with asthma, 37% male and 63% female, 47% Caucasians, 53% non-Caucasians and received two inhalations twice daily of DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg or 200 mcg/5 mcg, or an active comparator.

The incidence of treatment emergent adverse reactions associated with DULERA in Table 2 below is based upon pooled data from 2 clinical trials 12 to 26 weeks in duration in patients 12 years and older treated with two inhalations twice daily of DULERA (100 mcg/5 mcg or 200 mcg/5 mcg), mometasone furoate MDI (100 mcg or 200 mcg), formoterol MDI (5mcg) or placebo.

Table 2: Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions in DULERA Groups Occurring at an Incidence of ≥ 3% and More Commonly than Placebo

Adverse Reactions DULERA* Mometasone Furoate* Formoterol* Placebo*
100 mcg/5 mcg
n=424 n (%)
200 mcg/5 mcg
n=255 n (%)
100 mcg
n=192 n (%)
200 mcg
n=240 n (%)
5 mcg
n=202 n (%)
n=196 n (%)
Nasopharyngitis 20 (4.7) 12 (4.7) 15 (7.8) 13 (5.4) 13 (6.4) 7 (3.6)
Sinusitis 14 (3.3) 5 (2.0) 6 (3.1) 4 (1.7) 7 (3.5) 2 (1.0)
Headache 19 (4.5) 5 (2.0) 10 (5.2) 8 (3.3) 6 (3.0) 7 (3.6)
Average Duration of Exposure (days) 116 81 165 79 131 138
*All treatments were administered as two inhalations twice daily.

Oral candidiasis has been reported in clinical trials at an incidence of 0.7% in patients using DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg, 0.8 % in patients using DULERA 200 mcg/5 mcg and 0.5 % in the placebo group.

Long-Term Clinical Trial Experience

In a long-term safety trial in patients 12 years and older treated for 52 weeks with DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg (n=141), DULERA 200 mcg/5 mcg (n=130) or an active comparator (n=133), safety outcomes in general were similar to those observed in the shorter 12 to 26 week controlled trials. No asthma-related deaths were observed. Dysphonia was observed at a higher frequency in the longer term treatment trial at a reported incidence of 7/141 (5%) patients receiving DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg and 5/130 (3.8%) patients receiving DULERA 200 mcg/5 mcg. No clinically significant changes in blood chemistry, hematology, or ECG were observed.

Postmarketing Experience

The following adverse reactions have been reported during post-approval use of DULERA or post-approval use with inhaled mometasone furoate or inhaled formoterol fumarate. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Cardiac disorders: atrial fibrillation, angina pectoris, ventricular extrasystoles, tachyarrhythmia

Immune system disorders: immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic reaction, angioedema, severe hypotension, rash, pruritus

Investigations: electrocardiogram QT prolonged, blood pressure increased (including hypertension)

Metabolism and nutrition disorders: hypokalemia, hyperglycemia

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: asthma aggravation, which may include cough, dyspnea, wheezing and bronchospasm

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dulera (Mometasone Furoate, Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate Inhalation) »

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