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Drug Information for FORMOST 400 RESPICAP 30's

What is FORMOST 400 RESPICAP used for?

FORMOST 400 RESPICAP is used for the treatment of asthma. It helps in relieving the symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath associated with asthma.

FORMOST 400 RESPICAP may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does FORMOST 400 RESPICAP work?

FORMOST 400 RESPICAP is a combination of long-acting beta-agonist and corticosteroid respectively. Mometasone acts by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways.  Formoterol acts by opening airways in the lungs, which makes the breathing easier.

How to use FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use FORMOST 400 RESPICAP as prescribed by your doctor.

FORMOST 400 RESPICAP should be inhaled by mouth using an inhaler or rotacap and should never be swallowed directly.

If you miss a dose of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?

Drugs that interact with FORMOST 400 RESPICAP  include the following:

  • Acebutolol
  • Arotinolol
  • Atazanavir
  • Atenolol
  • Betaxolol
  • Bumetanide
  • Clarithromycin
  • Ephedrine
  • Esmolol
  • Indinavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Nefazodone
  • Selegiline
  • Telithromycin
  • Thioridazine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?

The following are the most common side effects of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP:

  • Cough
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset
  • Stuffy nose

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Pain or tenderness around the eyes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Weakness or tiredness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to FORMOST 400 RESPICAP or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on FORMOST 400 RESPICAP.
  • Avoid FORMOST 400 RESPICAP during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP medicine.

What should you tell your doctor before taking FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart problems overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), seizures, a tumour of adrenal gland or diabetes.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about FORMOST 400 RESPICAP


  1. Can I give FORMOST 400 RESPICAP to my 8-year-old child?
  2. No, the safe use of this drug is not yet established in children. This combination is known to cause slowed or delayed growth in children. Therefore, it should not be used for children below 10 years unless recommended by your doctor.

  3. How should FORMOST 400 RESPICAP be stored?
  4. Store the drug at room temperature. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and moisture.

  5. Can I take other medications while on FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?
  6. It is important to consult your doctor before taking any other drug with FORMOST 400 RESPICAP, because certain combination of drugs may cause serious side effects that worsen the condition.

  7. What are the other formulations available for FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?
  8. FORMOST 400 RESPICAP medicine is available as inhaler and rotacap.

  9. What are the overdose symptoms of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP?
  10. The overdose symptoms of FORMOST 400 RESPICAP drug include chest pain, severe headache, excessive sweating, and dizziness. You must consult the doctor immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms while on FORMOST 400 RESPICAP.


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