Forair 250 DPI/Forair 500 DPI

Forair 250 DPI/Forair 500 DPI

salmeterol + fluticasone

Manufacturer:

Zydus Healthcare

Distributor:

Zydus Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Forair 250 DPI Salmeterol xinafoate 50 mcg, fluticasone propionate 250 mcg. Forair 500 DPI Salmeterol xinafoate 50 mcg, fluticasone propionate 500 mcg
Indications/Uses
Maintenance & treatment of mild, moderate & severe persistent asthma in patients w/ >5 yr; w/ COPD.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & adolescent ≥12 yr 1 inhalation of 250 mcg or 500 mcg bid.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to salmeterol & corticosteroid, or fluticasone; previous history of paradoxical bronchospasm.
Special Precautions
Discontinue when asthma symptoms of acute exacerbation occur. Avoid use as sole agent for asthma control. Risk of exacerbation in abrupt discontinuation. Sudden & progressive deterioration in control of asthma. Symptomatic decompensation w/ COPD. Avoid during pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity. Salmeterol: fine tremors; palpitations, tachycardia, nervous tensions, headaches, peripheral vasodilation.
Drug Interactions
Salmeterol: Increase risk of hypokalemia w/ corticosteroids, diuretics or xanthines. Fluticasone: May enhance metabolism & reduce systemic effects w/ barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone or rifampicin. Increase plasma conc w/ OCs or ritonavir. Excessive K loss w/ thiazides or furosemide.
MIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
ATC Classification
R03AK06 - salmeterol and fluticasone ; 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
Forair 250 DPI inhalation powd cap
Packing/Price
(+ Inhaler device) 40 × 1's (P488/box)
Form
Forair 500 DPI inhalation powd cap
Packing/Price
(+ Inhaler device) 40 × 1's (P678/box)
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