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Perforomist Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- What are the possible side effects of formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- What is the most important information I should know about formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- How should I use formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Perforomist)?
- What happens if I overdose (Perforomist)?
- What should I avoid while using formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
- What other drugs will affect formoterol (Perforomist)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Perforomist)?
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 (Perforomist)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include chest pain, nervousness, dry mouth, nausea, sleep problems (insomnia), tremors, chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats, feeling weak or light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using formoterol inhalation (Perforomist)?
Do not use a second form of formoterol (such as Symbicort) or use a similar other long-acting inhaled bronchodilator such as salmeterol (Advair, Serevent) or arformoterol (Brovana) unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect formoterol (Perforomist)?
Before using formoterol inhalation tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- cisapride (Propulsid);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- methadone (Methadose);
- pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- caffeine, diet pills, cold medicine, or a stimulant medication;
- an antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), telithromycin (Ketek);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorder, such as pimozide (Orap), haloperidol (Haldol), or thioridazine (Mellaril);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan), quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute), or sotalol (Betapace);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with formoterol inhalation. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about formoterol inhalation.
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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