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Foracort Forte Rotacaps 12 MCG + 400 MCG

Foracort Forte Rotacaps 12 MCG + 400 MCG

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$10.27

Foracort forte rotacaps are the formulations in which the drug in a fine powder form is enclosed in a gelatin capsule. The medicament is inhaled using Rotahaler. This medicine is used as a controller medicine for asthma or other obstructive lung diseases.

Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
30 Rotacaps Foracort Rotacaps $0.34 $10.27
60 Rotacaps Foracort Rotacaps $0.34 $20.54
90 Rotacaps Foracort Rotacaps $0.34 $30.81
120 Rotacaps Foracort Rotacaps $0.34 $41.08
150 Rotacaps Foracort Rotacaps $0.34 $51.35

Details

Foracort forte Rotacap is a gelatin capsule containing the fine powder form of budesonide and Formoterol. The medicament is released from the capsule using Rotahaler which delivers the measured quantity of drug directly to the lungs. Budesonide is an anti- inflammatory corticosteroid. Formoterol is a bronchodilator which relaxes smooth muscles of the airways and widens them. This product is used to overcome the bronchospasm associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This medicine should not be used when asthma attack gets initiated. 

Mechanism of Action

Forte fort Rotacap consists of a combination of budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide is a corticosteroid functioning as an anti-inflammatory agent. Inflammation is a main physiological process responsible for the asthma. Budesonide exhibits inhibitory action against multiple cell types which releases inflammatory mediators (e.g., histamine, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, and cytokines) these mediators initiate the series of events occurring during asthma. Formoterol is a beta2-adrenoceptor agonist drug which acts for long duration. It acts as a bronchodilator which stimulates the intracellular adenylyl cyclase. It an enzyme which acts as a catalyst in the process of conversion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to cyclic-3', 5'-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP). cAMP results in relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle and broaden the pathway in the respiratory tract.

Indications

Foracort forte Rotacaps are indicated as a prophylactic therapy for asthma. It is used for the long term management and control of asthma, chronic bronchitis, in the bronchospasm associated with reversible COPD and emphysema.

Dosage                                                                                    

The complete treatment plan provided by your physician must be followed to control and management Asthma. The recommended dosing schedule is:

  • For adults, initial dosage of 2 inhalations twice daily (morning and evening with an interval of 12 hours) must be administered.
  • For children (4 Years of Age and Older), one inhalation must be administered twice daily.

Never use dose more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Method of administration

The Rotahaler is a dispensing device employed to administer dose from rotacaps. These Rotahalers are required to be load with rotacaps. Rotacaps are gelatin capsules which are to be inserted into the Rotahaler. Rotahaler splits these capsules in two halves. Then this medicine is inhaled through the mouthpiece of Rotahaler by pressing the actuator. Do not left any residual medicine in the Rotahaler.

Side effects

The side effects of Foracort forte Rotacaps are less when compared with oral dosage form. Some reported side effects are abdominal discomfort, Nausea, rashes, dry mouth, sore throat, cough, and difficulty in speaking or painful speech, dizziness, pain in neck, insomnia, and back ache.

Contraindications

  1. This product must not be administered by patients who have shown hypersensitive reaction to budesonide and/or Formoterol.

  2. This product is not meant to be used during exacerbation of asthma.

Drug interactions

Medicines which are known to interact with Foracort forte Rotacaps like: Adalimumab, beta blockers, thiazide diuretics, Dorzolamide, Tofacitinib.

Precautions

Caution must be taken while administering this medicine:

  1. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother

  2. Have gone through any surgery in the past.

  3. Have a history of diabetes, heart disease, liver and/or kidney dysfunction, glaucoma, blood disorders.

Storage

Always remove rotacaps from aluminium foil prior to use only. Do not use if it gets exposed to moisture or air. Keep this medicine away from the reach from the children and domestic pets. Avoid spraying in eye. Rotacaps should be stored at 30°C.

Missing Dose

In case you have missed your dose, inhale it as soon as you recall. But do not take the dose if it the time for your next dose. Do not double the dose.

Overdose

In case of overdosing, call poison control centre or seek emergency medical attention.

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