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Is Foracort safe for a 6 year old child?

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Posted on Wed, 4 May 2016
Question: My daughter was given flohale 50 inhaler along with montair l c kid tab once day.she was fine. A after relocation she didnt need any medicines for a 8 months. Now cough nrunning nose has started. A doctor suggestnd foracort 100 1 puff twice day along with montair l c kid 1 daily. Isn't foracort a heavy drug for6 years old child.?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No, dose is appropriate for 6 year old child.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Foracort 100 is having formoterol and budesonide. It is having budesonide 100 micrograms and it is safe dose for child of 6 years. So no need to worry for over dosing.
So continue foracort 100 and montair LC kid.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your daughter. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (10 minutes later)
Why flohale 50 is not available in any of d shops except online. Was that a better drug than foracort.? Is it safe giving foracort twice daily.?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, foracort is safe twice daily.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, foracort 100 is safe in twice daily dosing. So no need to worry for this.
Flohale is having fluticasone. It is inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
Foracort is having budesonide. It is also ICS. And both are equally potent, so no need to worry.
Sorry but I don't know why you are not getting Flohale in shops.
I am practising in XXXXXXX and it is available here.
But no harm in giving foracort 100 twice daily. This will work same as Flohale.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wishing good health to your daughter. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Foracort safe for a 6 year old child?

Brief Answer: No, dose is appropriate for 6 year old child. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Foracort 100 is having formoterol and budesonide. It is having budesonide 100 micrograms and it is safe dose for child of 6 years. So no need to worry for over dosing. So continue foracort 100 and montair LC kid. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your daughter. Thanks.