Fostair Inhaler is a combination treatment that is used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD
- Two active ingredients
- Long acting
- Twice daily dosage system
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Fostair Inhaler, or better known as the Pink Asthma Inhaler is a Prescription Asthma Treatment which is used to treat and prevent asthma attacks and asthma symptoms, particularly in adults.It contains two active ingredients - Beclometasone dipropionate and Formoterol fumarate dihydrate.
Beclometasone dipropionate, an example of a corticosteroid, is an anti-inflammatory which works by reducing irritation and swelling in the lungs. Corticosteroids are used on a regular basis to supress the immune system which is pivotal to treat the symptoms and complications of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Formoterol fumarate dihydrate is a muscle relaxant which allowed the lungs to dilate, meaning the patient can breathe easier. It belongs to a family of drugs called Long Acting Bronchodilators (LABA) and is usually taken as a regular twice a day dose.
Both these active ingredients combined will give the patient relief of asthma and COPD symptoms for long periods of time.
How often should I use Fostair Inhaler?
It all depends on what the doctor recommends for you. Usually the dosage is either one puff twice a day, or two puffs twice a day. On occasion a higher dose can be used but this is strictly under the doctors supervision
Can I use Fostair Inhaler more than the stated dose?
We wouldnt recommend it. If you do require more than the stated dosage then this could mean that your respiratory disease isnt being managed, and is labelled as uncontrolled. We recommend you make an appointment to discuss this with your GP.
All medicines carry a risk of side effects. For fostair the most common side effects include hoarseness, sore throat, fungal infections such as oral thrush and a headache. Other side effects can be experienced but this is classified as rare. For a full list please refer to the Patient Information leaflet.
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.
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