Formoterol


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Treatment of status asthmaticus, other acute episodes of asthma or COPD. Monotherapy in asthma treatment.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ CV disease, CNS disorders, hyperthyroidism, hypokalaemia, DM, phaeochromocytoma, seizure disorder. Not intended for the relief of bronchospasm. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness and other similar effects, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor pulmonary function, BP, heart rate, CNS stimulation; serum glucose and K levels.
Adverse Reactions
Asthma: Viral infection, bronchitis, chest infection, dyspnoea, chest pain, tremor, dizziness, insomnia, tonsillitis, rash, dysphonia, serious asthma exacerbation. COPD: Upper resp tract infection, back pain, pharyngitis, chest pain, sinusitis, fever, leg cramps, muscle cramps, anxiety, pruritus, increased sputum, dry mouth.
Potentially Fatal: Paradoxical bronchospasm.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia w/ drugs that prolong QT-interval (e.g. quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide, phenothiazines, antihistamines, erythromycin). Increased adverse effects w/ other sympathomimetic drugs. Increased CV effects w/ MAOIs, macrolides, or TCAs. Increased risk of hypokalaemia w/ xanthine derivatives, steroids, or non K-sparing diuretics. Increased risk of arrhythmias w/ concomitant anaesth w/ halogenated hydrocarbons. Increased bronchodilating effects w/ anticholinergic drugs. Antagonistic effect w/ β-blockers.
CIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
ATC Classification
R03AC13 - formoterol ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic inhalants, selective beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
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