Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

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What Is Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg?

Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Inhaler is a drug that helps in relaxing the muscles of the airways leading to the lung in order to improve the amount of airflow through the lungs. 

Bronchodilators are the category of medicines that dilates the bronchial tubes(airways) of the lung by relaxing bronchial muscles. Consequently, it helps people who are suffering from breathing issues. Foracort-200 Inhaler is a combination of two chemicals called Budesonide(200mcg) and Formoterol(6mcg) which helps in resolving symptoms, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)

Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical that manufactures Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Inhaler. In case you have a known history of allergy to Budesonide(200mcg) and Formoterol(6mcg) or any other component present along with it, do not use Foracort-200 Inhaler. Please consult with the doctor he might suggest you with some other alternative.

Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Inhaler also helps in the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It is available only with the doctor’s prescription.

 

What Is Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Used For?

Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg helps in treating some respiratory complications, such as:-

Acute asthma: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that results in inflammation and narrowing of the airways. It is consequently affecting the flow of air through the lungs.

The symptoms of asthma come and go, but when the symptoms flare up and get progressively worse, it can lead to

  • an exacerbation
  • an attack
  • an episode
  • a flare-up

This medicine helps in preventing or treating acute attacks of asthma characterized by a sudden and severe difficulty while breathing by working on improving airways.

 

Asthma (Maintenance): Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Inhaler helps in preventing or reversing airway obstruction in patients who have asthma or reverse airway obstruction because of bronchospasm.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: It is a group of lung diseases that block the flow of air and increasing difficulty while breathing. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common complications collectively known as Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD). Damage caused to the lungs because of COPD can't be reversed. COPD symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing or a chronic cough

The medicine prevents and treats the symptoms of lung diseases that create a blockage to the airflow causing difficulty while breathing.

 

About The Manufacturers Of Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg?

Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical that manufactures Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg since 1935. It has a headquarter in Mumbai, India. Cipla primarily develops medicines to treat medical complications, such as respiratory, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control and depression.

The company has been continually working towards ensuring access to high quality and affordable medicines to help needy patients. It is the reason for the trust of health care professionals and patients across the world for the last 8 decades.

Cipla has been building brick-by-brick on the foundation of care. The only guiding purpose for the company is caring for life. Because of it, the company has now extended our presence to 80+ countries providing over 1,500 products across various therapeutic categories in 50+ dosage forms. 

In order to provide affordable healthcare products globally, the company is deepening its presence in the key markets of different countries, such as India, South Africa, the U.S. among other economies of the emerging world.

The company works on a code of conduct that confirms the commitment of being an equal opportunity employer with no discrimination or harassment along with a drug-free workplace.

 

Strengths Of Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

Here the strength of Foracort Inhaler is 200mcg. It means that the Inhaler contains 200mcg of Budesonide with a combination of 6mcg of Formoterol. With the same combination, the medicine is available with other strengths, such as:-

  • Foracort-200 Inhaler (200mcg of Budesonide & 6mcg of Formoterol)
  • Foracort Forte Inhaler (400mcg of Budesonide & 12mcg of Formoterol)
  • Foracort Forte Rotacaps (400mcg of Budesonide & 12mcg of Formoterol)

 

Possible Side-Effects Of Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

Along with its needed effects, Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg may result in some severe side effects. In fact, not all of these side effects may occur, in case they occur, they may need medical attention.

Immediately consult with the doctor if any of the following side effects occur while consuming the medicine:

More common

  • Pain in body
  • cough and chills
  • difficulty while breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • Difficulty while speaking
  • muscle aches
  • pain or tenderness in your eyes and cheekbones
  • sneezing
  • the throat may get sore
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • The tightness of the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • congestion
  • cough producing mucus
  • diarrhoea
  • difficult, burning, or pain while urination
  • dryness of the throat
  • irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • frequently urinating
  • A general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • hoarseness
  • Pain in the joints
  • loss of appetite
  • Pain in the lower back or side pain
  • nausea
  • noisy while breathing
  • shakiness or shivering in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • sore mouth or tongue
  • Pain in the stomach
  • sweating
  • tender, swollen glands around the neck
  • trouble while sleeping
  • trouble while swallowing
  • change in voice
  • vomiting
  • white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Rare

  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • Decrease in urine
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dry mouth
  • enlarged pupils
  • fainting
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odour
  • increased hunger
  • The sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • Frequently sweating, possibly with fever or cold, clammy skin
  • Increase in thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain in the severe chest
  • unexplained loss of weight

Incidence not known

  • Blindness
  • Loss of vision
  • Pain in the eyes
  • puffiness or swelling in your eyelids face, lips or tongue
  • Tearing 

Additionally, there are some side effects that do not require immediate medical attention; they might either go when the treatment ends or may get resolved on their own. But in case they are bothering you too much, you can contact your doctor for help. Such side effects are as follows:-

More common

  • Stomach discomfort

Less common

  • Belching
  • difficulty with moving
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • muscle spasms or stiffness
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • stomach upset
  • swollen joints

Rare

  • Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • change in taste
  • deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  • fear
  • hives or welts, itching skin
  • irritability
  • numbness in the feet, hands, and around the mouth
  • redness of the skin

 

What Are The Medicines That Interact With Foracort-200 Inhaler?

All drugs interact differently and depend from person to person. But there is a total of 642 known drugs that interact with budesonide/ formoterol, such as:-

  • Aspir 81 (aspirin)
  • Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
  • azithromycin
  • Calcium 600 D (calcium / vitamin d)
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
  • Flonase (fluticasone nasal)
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol)
  • Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin)
  • Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
  • prednisone
  • ProAir HFA (albuterol)
  • Singulair (montelukast)
  • Spiriva (tiotropium)
  • Ventolin (albuterol)
  • Ventolin HFA (albuterol)
  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

 

What Are The Diseases That Interact With Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg?

Apart from the medicines, some of the diseases may also show interaction with the drug because of the drugs that are involved during their treatment, such as:-

  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Hypokalemia
  • Seizures
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Infections
  • Ocular herpes simplex
  • Ocular toxicities
  • Osteoporosis

 

How To Consume Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg?

Consume Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg Inhaler precisely as prescribed by the doctor. The prescribed dose consists of frequency and duration of uptake as per the requirement. 

Do not consume the drug in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Consult your doctor in case you are not finding the medicine useful after use.

The medicine works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. It improves the amount of airflow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.

Here are instructions of using this medicine, but do confirm the dose of the drug before taking it.

  • Check dose counter 
  • Remove cap
  • Hold the inhaler upright and shake well
  • Breathe out gently away from the Inhaler
  • Put the mouthpiece between teeth without biting and close lips to form a good seal
  • Slowly breathe through the mouth and, at the same time, press down firmly on the canister
  • Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply
  • Hold the breath for about 5 seconds or as long as comfortable
  • While holding breath, remove the Inhaler from mouth
  • Breathe out gently away from the Inhaler
  • If you consume more than one dose, repeat all steps starting from step 3
  • Replace cap 

Suppose the inhaler is new or hasn't been used for a long period of time, prime the inhaler before using it. Check the package in case you need more details regarding the way of using the medicine.

 

Precautions While Consuming Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

In case you don't want any severe side effects to occur while consuming the medicine, do take care of things that are mentioned below, such as:-

 

General warnings

Medicines interactions: Report the use of all medications, including herbs and supplements to the doctor before receiving salbutamol.

Other diseases: Report the history of incidence of all diseases including heart and blood vessels disorder, electrolyte imbalance, any disease associated with the thyroid and other glands etc to the doctor.

Hypokalemia: Use of this medicine may result in a decrease in blood potassium levels and hence use it with caution in patients suffering from Hypokalemia.

Treatment revaluation: No visible improvements in symptoms may inadequately indicate the prescribed amount. Consult the doctor if symptoms do not improve as it may be an indication of severe asthma. The treatment course should be relevant in such cases.

Excessive use: Use this medicine in prescribed quantities because excessive use of it may result in severe effects and can be fatal.

Milk protein allergy: Patients who have a history of allergy to milk proteins should not use this medicine.

Use in the elderly: Use the medicine with caution in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

Use in children: Use of this medicine in such situations is based on the form of the medicine and age of the patient. Follow all the instructions while prescribing this medicine in children.

 

What To Do In Case Of An Overdose Of The Medicine?

The signs and symptoms of an overdose of medicine that may occur with the abuse of Foracort-200 and includes:- 

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Mental depression
  • Rapid, deep breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach cramps

If you experience any of these, search for immediate medical help. The people of the United States can call the local poison control centre at 1800-222-1222.

 

Storage of Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

Keep Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg in a closed container at room temperature away from the heat, moisture, sunlight, and children. In case you need any further help, consult your healthcare professional.

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