Innovair

Innovair

Manufacturer:

Zambon
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Beclomethasone dipropionate 100 mcg, formoterol fumarate dihydrate 6 mcg
Indications/Uses
Regular treatment of asthma in whom: Asthma is not adequately controlled by using inhaled corticosteroids & "as needed" short-acting bronchodilators or asthma is responding well to treatment w/ both corticosteroids & long-acting bronchodilators.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult ≥18 yr 1 or 2 inhalations twice daily. Max daily dose: 4 inhalations.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Cardiac arrhythmias especially 3rd degree AV block & tachyarrhythmias; idiopathic subvalvular aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, severe heart disease particularly acute MI, ischaemic heart disease, CHF, occlusive heart diseases particularly arteriosclerosis, arterial HTN & aneurysm. Known or suspected congenital or drug-induced prolongation of QTc interval. Thyrotoxicosis, DM, phaeochromocytoma & untreated hypokalaemia; active or quiescent pulmonary TB, fungal & viral infections in the airways. Monitor serum K levels in severe & unstable asthma. Monitor blood glucose levels regularly. Avoid abrupt discontinuation of treatment. Not for use in acute asthma. Prolonged & high-dose treatment. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescent <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, hoarseness, sore throat.
Drug Interactions
Effect of formoterol may be reduced w/ β-blockers. β-adrenergic drugs may increase the effects of formoterol. Quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide, antihistamines, phenelzine & isocarboxazid, amitryptiline & imipramine, phenothiazines can cause some changes in the ECG, heart trace & may also increase the risk of disturbances of heart rhythm. Levodopa, L-thyroxine, medicines containing oxytocin & alcohol can lower heart’s tolerance to formoterol. MAOIs, including drugs w/ similar properties eg, furazolidone & procarbazine can cause a rise in BP. Digoxin can cause a fall in blood K level. Theophylline, aminophylline or steroids & diuretics may cause a fall in K level. Some anaesth can increase the risk of abnormal heart rhythms.
ATC Classification
R03AK08 - formoterol and beclometasone ; Belongs to the class of adrenergics in combination with corticosteroids or other drugs, excluding anticholinergics. Used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Innovair inhalation soln
Packing/Price
120 actuation x 1's (Rp457,500/kontainer)
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