Foracort Rotacaps 100 mcg + 6 mcg

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate
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Description

SKU 151
US Brand Name Symbicort Rotacaps
Strength 100 mcg + 6 mcg
Generic Name Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate
Manufacturer Cipla

 

Foracort Rotacaps

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate are the two active ingredients simultaneously act on the airways and helps in reducing inflammation and dilates the constricted bronchioles. This all leads to dilation of the narrowed bronchioles. It is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm associated with reversible COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate combination is available in a rotahaler dosage form. In this, dry fine powdered drug is present in a capsule known as Rotacaps. They release the drug directly at the site of action. They produce rapid and fast relief action within five to twenty minutes of dosing.   Rotacaps have measured amount of drug when inhaled produces the effect. This type of dosage form offers maximum drug at the site of action and offers no side effects.

The ailments it is used for:

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate is used in prevention of bronchospasm associated with reversible COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Understanding the drug Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate:

How it works?

This dual combination effectively produces hassle free breathing process. They collectively relax the muscles and increase the airflow to the lungs.

Budesonide

This medicine directly goes into the airways and lungs and produces its effect. It prevents the signs and symptoms of Asthma. It has anti-inflammatory action and acts on the inflamed airways. This reduces the inflammation by scavenging harmful mediators of inflammation and causes narrowing of the airways. This way, it facilitates smooth breathing and avoids constriction of airways.  It is recommended to be used daily as it prevents the development of asthma symptoms

Formoterol Fumarate

It is a rapid acting beta -2 receptor agonists as it stimulates them and causes smooth muscle relaxation. Its main goal is to stop the production of inflammatory chemicals that constantly blocks the airways and hinders smooth breathing activities. This ingredient helps in relaxing the constricted bronchioles and prevents unwanted symptoms like wheezing, coughing and choking.

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate if:

  • You are allergic to Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate
  • You have narrow angle glaucoma
  • Have diabetes
  • Are heart patient
  • Have hyperthyroidism
  • Have an electrolyte imbalance
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have liver problems
  • You have prostate related problems
  • You are planning to become pregnant or breast feeding

How much to take?

The best dose intake is prescribed by the Doctor depending upon the severity and demand of the disease condition. Always follow doctor’s instructions. Dose can vary widely and is required to be taken on regular basis.  

What are the strengths available?

Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate is available in following strength combinations on our website:

  • Foracort Rotacaps 12 mcg + 400 mcg
  • Foracort Rotacaps 200 mcg + 6 mcg
  • Foracort Rotacaps 100 mcg+ 6 mcg
  • Foracort Rotacaps 400 mcg + 6 mcg
  • Foracort Forte Rotacaps 12 mcg + 400 mcg

Who is the manufacturer?

Foracort Rotacaps is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals ltd, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 rotacaps.

How to take?

Do not swallow Foracort Rotacaps. This is intended to be taken by inhalation only, using your Rotahaler. Rinse your mouth after using as it helps to avoid any kind of throat irritation and dry mouth like conditions.  Open the Rotahaler capsule by holding it in a horizontal position by keeping white spot up and lighter colored end in opposite direction. Then gently breathe out and seal your lips around the mouth piece. Take a full deep breath in your mouth and hold your breath for up to ten seconds. After that take normal breath and throw away the empty capsule shell. Reorganize the Rotahaler and repeat the procedure prescribed.

Before using see the instructions mentioned on the leaflet. Always talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist to make sure that you are taking medicine in a right way as prescribed by the Doctor. If there is no improvement in the symptoms then talk to Doctor. Self monitoring of your condition is very important to analyze the efficacy of the drug.

When to take?

Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Always try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.

 For how long should it be taken?

Take the medicine as per Doctor’s instructions. Abrupt discontinuation can produce unwanted reactions. This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information centre for advice. Take medical help as early as possible.

What if you miss the dose?

Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up.

What are the side effects?

Every drug has some side effects associated with it. Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate also has some unwanted effects, but it is not necessary that everyone will experience them. Some common side effects are as following: 

  • Runny nose, sore throat and other cold symptoms
  • Backache
  • Abdominal discomfort and pain
  • Mild headache
  • White patches in your mouth or throat

Some rare and serious side effects that need immediate medical attention are mentioned below:

  • Worsening asthma symptoms
  • Blurred vision, eye pain and other vision related problems
  • Fever, chills, body aches and fatigue
  • Cough with yellow or green mucus, chest pain and breath shortness
  • Hypokalemia symptoms
  • High blood pressure symptoms

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate.

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Always take the medicine as per  prescription
  • Don’t use the expired drug
  • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
  • This drug doesn’t produce immediate relief so is not given in acute asthma attack
  • If this medicine gets in your eyes, rinse with water immediately as it may cause vision related problems
  • Using steroidal drug for a longer time can weaken your immune system. So, it is better to avoid coming in contact with people who have communicable infections like chicken pox and measles
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