Foradil

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: WJS 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: May 06

Have had varying degrees of asthma for over 50 years. This is the first preventive drug that has helped. The delivery system doesn't work well and could use improvement. Storing the capsules in the refrigerator significantly helps the delivery system. Note that my asthma hasn't been severe since I was a kid, but any difficulty breathing is horrible when it occurs. None of the steroid inhalants helped at all.

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Comment from: dalesps 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 04

Have been taking for 2 years. Only problem is with the capsule and how med is delivered. Sometimes the capsule separates and I'm not sure it delivered the dose. Would be nice if they could use a system like Anoro Ellipta.

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Comment from: Dalesps 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 13

I've been taking Foradil for a year for COPD and I've been able to reduce my albuteral use from every 2 hours to an average of once a day. My only problem with this drug is getting defective capsules. Some separate when I start my inhalation and the medication is wasted.

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Comment from: Rob 25-34 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 08

Medicine works well but they seriously need to fix the capsule delivery system. Literally 50% of the time the capsule fails to spin in the cartridge. Very annoying and prevents proper dose.

Comment from: SevenServices 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: May 03

I prefer Foradil to the CCs for effectiveness.

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Comment from: Tony 75 or over Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 12

Was working well. Could Play tennis, etc. Suddenly I got sick with a lung infection which was treated by antibiotics; that cleared up; now I have low blood pressure readings (103/59) and feel chilled all day. At night, I sweat in bed until morning. Always feel tired. Still

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Comment from: ed l javier 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 06

affects my sleeping even after taking metrasafam(form of restoril)

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Comment from: gladysw 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

This medicine has truly been miraculous for me. I was taking 6 nebulizing treatments daily (Albuterol/Ipatropium and Budesnide), Spireva and ProAir, with all this I was still having difficulty breathing and on oxygen most of the day. Have been taking Foradil for two months and now no longer take Budesnide nebulizing medication, only use oxygen at night and have more energy and feel better than I have in over two years. This medication has made such a difference in my quality of life - it is truly wonderful.

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Comment from: MGMIKE @AOL.COM 75 or over Male 10 years or more Patient Published: September 28

using for 15+YRS.THE BEST OF ANY OTHERS I TRIED,IT!S LIKE OPENING A WINDOW

Comment from: 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 14

it is the only treatment i have found to relieve my exercise induced asthma attacks and symptoms

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Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 19

it helps my breathing i also have emphysema

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Comment from: feelinit 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 13

The only negative experience I have with the Foradil is the Aerolizer itself. Sometime when I insert the capsule, it may or may not puncture the capsule. I think it needs to be upgraded. But as far as the medication goes, it has done wonders for me. Thanks God for Merck..

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Comment from: sh0tgun62 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 05

works great i can do alot more now

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 11

I have just started using this medication. I stopped using "Advir" because it would cause a yeast infection in the back of my throat, even though I used a mouth wash after I used the inhailer. I would like to know how other people like or dislike "Foradil".

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Comment from: Tiwahe 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 20

I have been diagnosed with COPD and have tried several different inhaler products. Most of them have steroid compund and I have an allergic reation to it. Foradil has helped quite a bit. AlsoI have become more active and lost 18lbs. which help quite a bit with my breathing.

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Comment from: bill 45-54 Male Caregiver Published: March 16

has been helpful

Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: November 28

Just wanted to know that I take this drug foradil Aerolizer 2 times a day, is there any real bad side affects? 12 mcg per capsule, will this also give you a cough

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Comment from: Getting healthy 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 30

i have used this medication for several years and untill recently have had o issues however i will be consulting my physcian, i have stepped up my effort to loose weight by changing my diet and riding a bicycle for about 3 months. within in the last 2 weeks i have noticed a change while riding. i have had to use my rescue inhailer a few times. im hoping its only a cold or infection. prior to the medication works great along with my azmacort inhailer.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 30

using forasil for 18 months in place of advair. I also use asmanex with it. this was provided by the V.A and seems to work fairly well.

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Comment from: 25-34 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: August 17

This medication was HORRIBLE for me. I had a massive negative reaction causing insomnia, panic attacks, and worsening of my asthma. I discontinued after 2 days. I highly, highly reccommend thoroughly discussing with your doctor other options. I am actually amazed that they placed me on this drug as I had heart palpitations with the Advair and they are in the same drug class. I am now on an anti-anxiety med and cannot wait for this junk to clear my system.

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