Budesonide+formoterol - inhalation/respiratory

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Budesonide+Formoterol is used to treat asthma. This medicine helps treat your asthma by relaxing the airways in your lungs.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Budesonide+Formoterol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Make sure you know how to use the specific device or machine you have been given. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use it.

Always rinse your mouth after using your inhaler.

Budesonide+Formoterol must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop using it suddenly as this may worsen your condition.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Budesonide, Formoterol or lactose (a sugar found in milk).
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease e.g. heart rhythm disorder
- high blood pressure
- thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
- lung infection such as tuberculosis
- diabetes
- low level of potassium in your blood

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

For as long as your child is using this medicine, regular monitoring of height may be needed to check the body’s response to the medicine.
What side effects could I experience?
Budesonide+Formeterol may cause any of the following side effects: headache, tremors, palpitations (fast and irregular heartbeat), cough, hoarse voice and irritation in the throat.

This medicine may also cause an infection in your mouth. Rinse your mouth with water after using the medicine to minimise this problem.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience any other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines to treat heart disease or high blood pressure e.g. digoxin, metoprolol, atenolol, propranolol, quinidine, furosemide
- medicines to treat depression e.g. clomipramine, isocarboxacid, phenelzine, nefazodone
- medicines to treat fungal infections e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole
- antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin
- medicines for cold and allergy e.g. terfenadine
- medicines for HIV infection e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with this medicine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on budesonide+formoterol - inhalation/respiratory and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2023 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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