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General Information on Budesonide and Formoterol

Generic Name : Budesonide and Formoterol

Pronunciation : bue-DES-oh-nide- for-MOE-ter-ol FUE-ma-rate

Latest prescription information about Budesonide and Formoterol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiasthmatic agent and Anti-Inflammatory agent

Trade Names/Brand Names of Budesonide and Formoterol

Why is Budesonide and Formoterol Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains steroid and bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.  Budesonide decreases the irritation and swelling of the lung while formoterol dilates the respiratory tract.

When should Budesonide and Formoterol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with status asthmaticus and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Budesonide and Formoterol?

The recommended starting dose 80/4.5 or 160/4.5, two inhalations twice daily.

How should Budesonide and Formoterol be taken?

It comes as an inhaler to inhale by mouth, two inhalations twice daily.

What are the warnings and precautions for Budesonide and Formoterol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease or high blood pressure, epilepsy, diabetes, tuberculosis, electrolyte imbalance, thyroid disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others.

Avoid vaccination during treatment period.

Monitor lung function, bone density, blood pressure, and eye exams regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Budesonide and Formoterol?

   Most Common : Headache, upper respiratory tract infection, throat pain, inflammation of sinus, back pain, nose block, stomach discomfort, vomiting, mouth infection.
   Heart : Chest pain, low or high blood pressure, fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, and palpitations.
   Eye : Cataract, glaucoma, increased eye pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Fungal infection, nausea.
   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, and decrease in blood potassium.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps.
   Central Nervous System: Tremor, dizziness, behavior disturbances, sleep disturbances, nervousness, agitation, depression, restlessness.
   Respiratory : Cough, throat irritation.
   Skin : Bruising.

What are the other precautions for Budesonide and Formoterol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Budesonide and Formoterol?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20C to 25C).

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