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What causes headache and drowsiness after missing a single dose of Rotocap?

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: I am taking rotocap daily 200mg once in a day.. when I take it i feel very good. I am active and completely comfortable. if i don't take one day i am inactive... head ache drousiness and all. i am afraid also whether this will give any side effects. I am continuously taking it past 5 yrs. ofcourse i reduced the dosage. It started with 400 mg twice a day.. after that 400 mg once a day.. now i reduced to 200 mg... I want to avoid to take this... only I am scared of its side effect..
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Long term use not recommended.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Rotacap is used for breathing problem. There are different kinds of it and some among them are Steroid containing.

Long term use of these medications ( especially steroid containing are not recommended )

Kindly let me know the medicine in the rotacap so that I can give you a better advise.

Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (15 minutes later)
Medicine name is Foracort Rotocap 200 mg
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Reduce Foracort use.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for the information.

Foracort contains Steroid and long term use of steroid has got lot of complications.

I recommend you to reduce the use of Foracort ( should not be stopped abruptly ). Start taking Foracort 100 mg from today and observe for 2-3 weeks , if you are comfortable we can plan for further reduction after 3 weeks. Please do discuss this with your treating doctor.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask .

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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What causes headache and drowsiness after missing a single dose of Rotocap?

Brief Answer: Long term use not recommended. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for posting your query. Rotacap is used for breathing problem. There are different kinds of it and some among them are Steroid containing. Long term use of these medications ( especially steroid containing are not recommended ) Kindly let me know the medicine in the rotacap so that I can give you a better advise. Regards.