Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Dulera
Generic Name: formoterol and mometasone (Pronunciation: for MOE ter ol and moe MET a sone)
What is formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Mometasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
The combination of formoterol and mometasone is used as a maintenance treatment for asthma in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. This medication is not for use in treating an asthma or bronchospasm attack.
Formoterol and mometasone is usually given after other asthma medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
Formoterol and mometasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about formoterol and mometasone (Dulera)?
Do not use formoterol and mometasone to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough. Use only a fast acting inhalation medication. Talk with your doctor if any of your asthma medications do not seem to work as well in treating or preventing attacks.
Formoterol may increase the risk of asthma-related death. Use only the prescribed dose of this medication, and do not use it for longer than your doctor recommends. Follow all patient instructions for safe use. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks and benefits of using formoterol and mometasone.
Seek medical attention if you think any of your asthma medications are not working as well as usual. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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