Foracort

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Formoterol (6 mcg) + Budesonide (100 mcg)
  • Storage: Store at room temperature
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
    • This medicine is not available on Cash on Delivery(CoD)

    Foracort Information

    Foracort, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Respules,Inhaler,Rotacaps. Asthma are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Foracort have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Foracort depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Common side effects of Foracort include Nasopharyngitis, Headache, Back Pain. While these are the most often observed Foracort side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Foracort are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Foracort is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Foracort related warnings talks about Foracort's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Foracort contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Foracort have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Foracort, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Foracort Benefits & Uses

    Foracort is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Foracort Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Asthma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 puff
    • Dosage Form: Inhaler
    • Dosage Route: Inhalational
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 100 mcg budesonide and 6 mcg formoterol in one puff
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Asthma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 puff
    • Dosage Form: Inhaler
    • Dosage Route: Inhalational
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 80 mcg budesonide and 4.5 mcg formoterol in one puff, above 6 years old can take
    Adult
    • Disease: Asthma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 puff
    • Dosage Form: Inhaler
    • Dosage Route: Inhalational
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 100 mcg budesonide and 6 mcg formoterol in one puff
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Asthma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 puff
    • Dosage Form: Inhaler
    • Dosage Route: Inhalational
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 100 mcg budesonide and 6 mcg formoterol in one puff

    Foracort Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Foracort safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Foracort. It is best to stop taking Foracort immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Foracort safe during breastfeeding?


      Foracort can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Foracort on the Kidneys?


      Foracort does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Foracort on the Liver?


      Foracort does not damage the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Foracort on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Foracort on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Foracort with Other Drugs

    Foracort should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Foracort Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Foracort unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Foracort

    • Is this Foracort habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Foracort.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Foracort as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Foracort should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Foracort for mental disorders.

      No

    Foracort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Foracort


      Taking Foracort with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Foracort


      Consumption of alcohol and Foracort together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Perforomist® (formoterol fumarate)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 224

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 595-596

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 356-366

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 231

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Entocort® Ec (budesonide)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pulmicort Respules™ (budesonide)

    Product Description [Internet]: SYMBICORT. AstraZeneca



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