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Are Dulera Inhalers Advisable While Recovering From Bronchitis?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I am on a Z-pack to rule out bacterial component for bronchitis. It all started with a cold and progressively caused hacking and phlegm 3 weeks in duration. I saw the doc here a few days ago and my lungs are essentially clear and my O2 Sat 98. Yesterday was awful - so much hacking. I called and he gave me samples of Dulera- inhalers. After reading the product insert I hesitate to start taking it. Less coughing today, but the day just started. Should I start the inhaler anyway? Do I just take it PRN or twice a day for some time? I am a retired critical care RN.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Clinical examination required.

Detailed Answer:
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Dulera inhalers contain a combination of formoterol and mometasone and should be taken only if your doctor suggests. Usually it is taken twice a day in case requirement occurs. You need not worry about the prescription insert. Usually it is well tolerated. Once the condition improves, Levosalbutamol inhaler taken as and when required should suffice.

Take steam inhalation alongside. It will help in diluting the cough.

Do not hesitate to ask back in case of further queries.

Regards
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Are Dulera Inhalers Advisable While Recovering From Bronchitis?

Brief Answer: Clinical examination required. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Dulera inhalers contain a combination of formoterol and mometasone and should be taken only if your doctor suggests. Usually it is taken twice a day in case requirement occurs. You need not worry about the prescription insert. Usually it is well tolerated. Once the condition improves, Levosalbutamol inhaler taken as and when required should suffice. Take steam inhalation alongside. It will help in diluting the cough. Do not hesitate to ask back in case of further queries. Regards