Fostair Inhaler is a combination treatment that is used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. Fostair is used to open up the airways for easier breathing and reduce inflammation of the lungs. Used for the relief and prevention of asthma attacks, Fostair treats respiratory diseases with its two active ingredients; beclometasone and fumarate.
- 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 that 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 that works by reducing irritation and swelling in the lungs. Corticosteroids are used on a regular basis to suppress 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 allows 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 the Fostair Inhaler 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 when taking Fostair Inhaler. Usually, the Fostair dosage is either one puff twice a day, or two puffs twice a day. On occasion, a higher dose of Fostair Inhaler can be used but this is strictly under the doctor's supervision.
Can I use Fostair Inhaler more than the stated dose?
We wouldn't recommend using Fostair Inhaler more than the stated dose. If you do require more than the stated Fostair dosage then this could mean that your respiratory disease isn't being managed, and is labelled as uncontrolled. We recommend you make an appointment to discuss your Fostair Inhaler usage with your GP.
Like all medicines, Fostair can 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 you buy Fostair, or any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.