COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule is a combination medication that contains two active ingredients: Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the airways, while Formoterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist that helps to relax and open the airways. This combination is used as an inhalation therapy to manage and control symptoms in individuals with certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule is prescribed for the following purposes:
- Asthma: It is used to manage and control symptoms of asthma, including wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): COMBIVAIR FORTE is used to alleviate symptoms and improve lung function in individuals with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule is generally well-tolerated, but like any medication, it may cause some side effects. Common side effects may include:
- Throat Irritation: Some individuals may experience throat irritation or a mild cough after using the inhaler.
- Headache: Headache may occur in some individuals as a mild side effect.
- Tremor: Formoterol may cause slight tremors or shakiness in some individuals.
- Dry Mouth: Dryness in the mouth may occur, but it is usually mild and temporary.
When Not to Use:
- Acute Asthma Attack: COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule should not be used to treat acute asthma attacks or as a rescue inhaler. It is not a fast-acting bronchodilator.
- Allergy to Budesonide or Formoterol: Individuals with a known allergy to Budesonide, Formoterol, or any components of COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule should avoid using this medication.
- Children Under 12 Years: COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
- Uncontrolled Asthma: This medication is not suitable for individuals with severe, uncontrolled asthma.
Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions on how to use the inhaler correctly and the recommended dosage and frequency of COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule. It is essential to use this medication regularly for optimal effect. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects or worsening of symptoms, discontinue the use of COMBIVAIR FORTE Capsule and seek immediate medical attention. Inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking to ensure safe and effective use of this combination medication. COMBIVAIR FORTE is intended for maintenance therapy and should not replace rescue inhalers prescribed for acute symptom relief.