Problems with the lungs are not a joke. They not only cause discomfort, worsen well-being, but can provoke various complications. For example, asthma can even lead to death. The preparation "Formoterol", the instruction on which application will be presented below, is just intended for treatment of pathologies of the respiratory system. However, note that it is used to combat a narrow range of diseases.
The remedy is a blockerbeta-adrenergic receptors, that is, it can expand bronchial lumens. In doing so, it significantly slows the release of leukotriens and histamine from the lung tissue. The main active substance is fumartate dihydrate.
The drug is effective after 5 minutes, andIts maximum effect is achieved in 2 hours. If the bronchial patency is broken, then the drug can maintain its effectiveness for about 10 hours. This makes it possible to alleviate the patient's condition for a long time.
A significant part of the remedy after inhalationfalls into the stomach. There, the components are absorbed. The half-life of the drug is approximately 13 hours. Its components accumulate and are metabolized in the liver. The drug is excreted in the urine. Its bioavailability is more than 40%. And with blood plasma, it binds to 68%.
The most basic document with which you mustbe familiarized before using the product Formoterol, - instructions for use. The form of the preparation is not one, there are several of them: capsules with powder, dosed powder in a bottle, aerosol dosed. Regardless of which one you purchased, the medicine is used only for inhalations. Sold in a cardboard box.
If you have already used Formotherol,instructions for use (synonyms of the drug, we'll discuss later) indicates a fairly narrow range of use. Such indications can be singled out for application:
Not everyone can take Formorol. Instructions for use indicate such contraindications:
"Formoterol" (instruction for use isin each package) can provoke some unwanted reactions, although their likelihood is low when observing the rules for taking the drug. There may be such side effects:
If you need to take Formorol, the instructions for use tell you about these dosages:
It should be borne in mind that the appliedthe medicine can not be more often than once every 12 hours. That is, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 24 mcg. The product is intended for inhalation only. If the doctor prescribed Formotrol, the instructions for use (aerosol is most often used), prohibits taking it intravenously, intramuscularly, orally.
Are you forced to take Formotherol? Instructions for use (prescription drug can be bought at the pharmacy only by a special permission of the doctor) is not in the box for a reason. It clearly indicates the dosage of the drug. But if for some reason you violated these instructions, an overdose may occur. It is determined by such signs: tachycardia, dry mouth, pain in the head, nausea. If you do not correct the situation in time, then even a lethal outcome is possible.
Overdose should be urgently calledfirst aid. Treatment should be symptomatic. In this case, the further use of the medicine ceases. During treatment, it is necessary to monitor the work of the heart with the help of electrocardiography. During the recovery period after an overdose, the patient should be under the constant supervision of specialists.
Do you take Formotherol? Instructions for use (analogues have a similar composition) contains information on the features of its combination with other drugs. For example, caution should be observed when using it simultaneously with adrenergic agents.
Pathological decrease in the level of potassium in the bodycan trigger a combination of "Formoterol" with diuretics, steroids, as well as xanthine derivatives. However, the potassium is not a constant state. And any external replenishment of the amount of this element in the body is not required.
Try not to take this medication togetherwith tricyclic antidepressants. Combination of this with beta-blockers leads to mutual blocking of the action of these drugs. That is, they will not benefit from it, but the harm can be serious.
Joint reception with such tools as"Quinidine," "Dizopyramid" can be dangerous, as it provokes the development of cardiac ventricular arrhythmias. If there is a cardiac reaction to the drug, then it must be urgently canceled.
"Formoterol" (the instruction is already known to you) has some features of application:
Most often, patients prefer an inhaler, inwhich contains 100 single-use doses. Store the product in a cool and dark place, but it is undesirable to freeze it. Direct sunlight should not fall on the bottle. Do not place the medicine near a heat source.
If this drug does not suit you, you canconsult with a doctor about the analogs. Among them can be identified such: "Atimos", "Oxis", "Foradil", "Bronchoril", "Shadrin". Please note that you can not buy and take any other medicines yourself.
As for the reviews, users notegood, fast and lasting effect. However, the presented medicine has a rather high cost: 1300-1600 rub. This is not affordable for all patients. Also, reviews report that after the withdrawal of the preparation of a violent spasmodic reaction bronchus is not noted.
Shelf life of the drugis 2 years. However, after you open the inhaler, you can discard it after 4 months. Eliminate any possibility of getting the drug into the hands of children. After use, the vial lid should be tightly closed.
That's all. Remember that self-treatment is fraught with a lethal outcome. Be healthy!