FAQs ABOUT FORAIR 125 INHALER
What is the use of FORAIR 125 INHALER?
FORAIR 125 INHALER is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It also helps in reducing flare-ups of COPD symptoms.
How FORAIR 125 INHALER works in my body?
FORAIR 125 INHALER relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways and widens them. It also reduces the inflammation of airway tract. Therefore, it allows the air to pass through more freely and makes breathing easier.
Can FORAIR 125 INHALER be used on an asthma attack?
FORAIR 125 INHALER is only used to prevent or manage the symptoms of asthma and COPD (such as breathlessness or wheezing). If your asthma or breathing gets worse suddenly, contact your doctor immediately or go to the straight away to avoid further exacerbation of the attack. Meanwhile use a fast-acting rescue inhaler containing salbutamol along with this medicine.
Is FORAIR 125 INHALER safe?
FORAIR 125 INHALER is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician.
What are the side effects of using FORAIR 125 INHALER?
The most common side effects of using FORAIR 125 INHALER are headache, cold, oral thrush or oral sores, throat irritation, hoarse voice, muscle pain and joint pain. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop using FORAIR 125 INHALER once my symptoms subside?
No. Use FORAIR 125 INHALER every day until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or reduce the dose without consulting your doctor, as it could make your breathing even worse. Your doctor will access your disease condition regularly and will increase or decrease the dose accordingly.
Will FORAIR 125 INHALER more effective if taken at higher doses?
Always consume the dose prescribed for you by your physician. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the disease. Do not take a higher dose of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it could lead to unwanted side effects. It your symptoms are not relieved by the prescribed dose, consult your doctor so that he might adjust the dose according to your health condition or can suggest an alternative therapy.
I’m pregnant. Can I use FORAIR 125 INHALER?
FORAIR 125 INHALER should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe you with FORAIR 125 INHALER after evaluating the risks and benefits of the therapy.
Can FORAIR 125 INHALER be used in children?
FORAIR 125 INHALER is considered safe for use in children and adolescents aged 12 years or above. However, it is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years due to lack of safety data. Kindly consult your doctor before taking.
How long will it take for FORAIR 125 INHALER to relieve the symptoms and how long the effects can last?
Generally, FORAIR 125 INHALER takes about 10-15 minutes to relieve the symptoms of asthma or COPD. However, the onset of action slightly differs from person to person based upon their disease condition. The effects of FORAIR 125 INHALER can last for 12-18 hours, because salmeterol present in this medicine is considered as a longer-acting beta-1 adrenergic agonist.
Can FORAIR 125 INHALER cause infection in the mouth?
Yes. FORAIR 125 INHALER may cause fungal infections of the mouth (oral thrush). To avoid this, make sure to rinse your mouth with water after inhaling the medicine. However, if an infection develops, consult your doctor.
What happens when you forget to use FORAIR 125 INHALER?
If you forget to use FORAIR 125 INHALER, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not use a double dose to compensate the missed dose.
Can FORAIR 125 INHALER be used if you have an infection?
Inform your doctor if you have any bacterial, fungal, or viral infection before using FORAIR 125 INHALER. Your doctor will evaluate your existing health condition and advise changes in treatment accordingly. Also, inform your doctor if have exposure to an infectious environment or with a person with infectious diseases, as FORAIR 125 INHALER may mask your symptoms of the infection.