Foradil - bronchodilator drug.
The drug is a selective
β2-adrenoceptor agonists new generation. Judging by the reviews of Foradile is the most optimal and versatile medicine that combines the best properties of the known long-term and short-acting β2-agonists.
Preparations Oxis Turbuhaler, Formoterol - analogues Foradil.
Structure and Composition
The drug is available as a clear colorless capsules with powder for inhalation, as an aerosol for inhalation. One capsule contains 12 mcg Foradil formoterol fumarate (pack of 30 capsules).
Pharmacological action Foradil
According to the instructions Foradil is used for relief and prevention of bronchospasm caused by exercise, allergens, methacholine or histamine
. Anti-inflammatory effect means to block the release of histamine and leukotrienes from sensitized cells bronchoalveolar tissue
. The action of the drug occurs rapidly (within one to three minutes), and bronchodilation effect persists after inhalation for twelve hours
. Reviews Foradile indicate that the drug significantly reduces the frequency of exacerbations of various chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
. Anti-inflammatory effect and duration of action make the drug Foradil first line to control the disease and prevent night attacks
. When using Foradil in the recommended therapeutic doses, the negative impact of the drug on the various organs and systems of the body is minimal
According to the instructions, or use of Foradil Foradil analogues is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm in patients with bronchial asthma; prevention of bronchospasm caused by cold air, inhaled allergens or exercise; treatment and prevention of bronchial obstruction; prevention and treatment of reversible and irreversible airflow obstruction, emphysema, chronic bronchitis.
• hypersensitivity to the drug;
• Children up to age five.
C Foradil caution should be used in the treatment of diabetes, severe heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, AV block III century., Lengthening the interval QT, GOKMP, hyperthyroidism during pregnancy and lactation.
Foradil - Instructions for use
According to the instructions
Foradil is for inhalation use in children older than five years and adults. Inhaled drug should be using Aerolayzera (special device).
If bronchospasm should make a single breath of the drug (12mkg), if necessary after one minute can make a second breath (the next two breaths is recommended to make at least half an hour). The maximum daily recommended dose of Foradil instructions - 96 mg (eight breaths). Children older than five years old are not inhaled the drug for more than 12 micrograms twice per day.
In bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease dose of medication for regular maintenance treatment is 12-24 mg twice daily. If necessary, use an extra dose of medication (12-24 mg). The dose of the drug for children over five years is 12 mg (twice daily).
For the prevention of bronchospasm caused by cold air, inhaled allergens, or physical activity is recommended to do one or two breaths Foradil 12 micrograms (15 minutes before the provocation). Children older than five years should take one breath the drug (12 mg).
In some cases, judging by the reviews of Foradile, the drug can cause sleeplessness, sweating, nasal irritation, headache, vomiting, nervousness, arrhythmias, decreased blood pressure, muscle weakness, tafilaksiyu, addictive, and allergic reactions.
Drug interaction Foradil
Foradil with extreme caution should be used in patients receiving drugs such as disopyramide, quinidine, phenothiazines, procainamide, MA inhibitors, antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, and other drugs, lengthening the interval QT (risk of ventricular arrhythmias).
The combined use of Foradil and other sympathomimetic medicines may result in worsening of side effects Foradil.
Concomitant use, or corticosteroids diuretics, xanthine derivatives may contribute to the potential gipokaliemicheskogo action beta2-agonists.
The drug has the ability to enhance the anti-inflammatory action of glucocorticoids.
It is not recommended to use the tool in combined treatment with beta-blockers (including eye drops), as they weaken the effect Foradil.