Foracort Rotacaps 400 mcg 6 mcg
|Generic For||Symbicort Rotacaps|
|Strength||400 mcg + 6 mcg|
|Generic Name||Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate|
Foracort Rotacaps 400 mcg 6 mcg
Foracort Rotacaps 400 mcg 6 mcg are capsules of powdered medication prescribed for treating obstructive airways diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. These capsules which are placed in a Rotahaler, an inhalation device which releases medication from the Rotacaps and relieves symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The medicine combines Budesonide and formoterol fumarate which works differently in terms of reduction of asthma exacerbations. Symbicort Rotacaps is the generic form of Foracort Rotacaps.
Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory drug that blocks inflammation which is one of the major causes of asthma, and it does this by inhibiting the production of certain chemicals in the body that causes inflammation in the airways in response to asthma triggers such as an allergen or an irritant present in the environment. This reduces inflammation and swelling in the airways as well the excessive production of mucus which blocks the passage of airways.
Formoterol fumarate is a bronchodilator that works by relaxing the muscles of airways to widen them. This reduces constriction of airways relieving asthma symptoms.
The combination medicine works together to provide better control of asthma, prevent exacerbations of asthma, and improve lung function. It can be used as both a preventer for maintaining relief and as a reliever treatment which is used as per needs.
Clinical Uses of Foracort Rotacaps
Foracort Rotacaps 100 mcg/6 mcg are widely used for managing asthma symptoms. It can be used in combination with other term medicines for asthma relief. It is also beneficial in preventing breathing issues caused by exercise. Your doctor or health care expert may also prescribe Foracort Rotacaps to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains two active ingredients namely Budesonide and Formoterol fumarates. Both works together to widen the airways in the lungs which in turn makes breathing easier for you.
The dose of Foracort Rotacaps you take, and for how long you choose, it depends on the severity of your condition. Your doctor may prescribe this combination drug for maintenance, or you may ask to use it as a reliever treatment, in any situation, you should take it as per your doctor’s recommendations. For maintenance treatment, you will usually take one inhalation twice daily. If you experience asthma symptoms, and you need a reliever inhaler, your doctor may advise you accordingly, generally, in such situation, a doctor recommends you take additional inhalations as well as your usual doses. This way your total number of inhalations depends on your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. The recommended dose should not exceed the limit of four inhalations twice a day. Follow your doctor’s instructions on how to use Foracort Rotacaps and make sure you inhale the medicine correctly through Rotahaler.
Potential Side Effects
Some of the common side effects are a headache, mild sore throat, headache, dry mouth, stomach pain, stuffy nose, tiredness, trouble sleeping, nausea, and nervousness. Discontinue Foracort Rotacapse if any of these persists for a long time or trouble you.
Continue taking it even if you feel better for as long as it is prescribed to you.