What is Foradil?

Formoterol (INN) or eformoterol (former BAN) is a long-acting β2 agonist used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is marketed in four forms: a dry-powder inhaler, a metered-dose inhaler, an oral tablet, and an inhalation solution, under various trade names including Foradil/Foradile (Schering-Plough in the U.S., Novartis rest of world), Forpack Discair (Neutec inhaler), and Oxeze/Oxis. It is also marketed in the combination formulation budesonide/formoterol.

Formoterol is a long-acting β2 agonist (LABA) that has an extended duration of action (up to 12 hours) compared to short-acting β2 agonists such as salbutamol, which are effective for 4–6 hours. LABAs such as formoterol are used as "symptom controllers" to supplement prophylactic corticosteroid therapy (e.g., fluticasone). A "reliever" short-acting β2 agonist (e.g., salbutamol) is still required, since LABAs are not recommended for the treatment of acute asthma.

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dulera is really expensive.
could asmanex and foradil igeneric nhalers deliver the same dose as dulera ? i take 200 mcg dose 2 puffs BID...

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Yes, these will provide same dose.

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my four year old grandoughter ate about 5 of my foradil aerolizer capsules. She weighs about 50 lbs. Should I take her to the ER....

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Visit ER/Paediatrician

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hi doctor .. iam 24 years old female .suffer from astma from 14 year and disappeared after treatment with zaditen but after ten years appeared...

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your treatment willbe based on anti allergics
safe are montair fx combinatio of montelucast 10 mg and fxoenadine 120 mg
can take continously for...

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