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Dulera Inhaler is used to control and prevent symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing, in people aged 5 years and older who are diagnosed with asthma. It contains a combination of two medications - formoterol and mometasone - and are used to control symptoms of asthma and to prevent symptoms such as wheezing in people aged 5 years and older who are diagnosed with asthma.
Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles of the air passages, while mometasone is an inhaled corticosteroid that helps reduce inflammation in the airways. It is typically inhaled twice a day, and when used regularly, can help lower the number and severity of asthma attacks.
Uses and Dosage
To use Dulera Inhalation Aerosol:
- Shake the inhaler well before each use.
- Remove the cap and check the mouthpiece for any objects that may be inside.
- Breathe out fully and away from the inhaler.
- Place the mouthpiece into your mouth, forming a tight seal with your lips.
- Begin to inhale deeply and slowly through your mouth.
- Push down on the canister to release the medication while continuing to inhale.
- Hold your breath for a few seconds and then breathe out slowly.
- If you are taking another inhalation, wait at least 1 minute before repeating the steps above.
The dosage and frequency of use will depend on your specific condition and should be determined by your healthcare professional. Read the Patient Information leaflet that comes with Dulera Inhalation Aerosol and follow the instructions carefully.
The typical dosing for Dulera (mometasone/formoterol) is as follows:
- For ages 12 years and older: Inhale 2 puffs of either Dulera 100 mcg/5 mcg or Dulera 200 mcg/5 mcg by mouth twice daily.
- For ages 5 up to 12 years: Inhale 2 puffs of Dulera 50 mcg/5 mcg by mouth twice daily.
Common Side Effects of Dulera Inhaler (Mometasone Furoate Formoterol Fumarate):
- Inflammation of the nose or throat
- Inflammation of the sinuses
Serious Side Effects of Dulera Inhaler (Mometasone Furoate Formoterol Fumarate):
- Adrenal insufficiency (nausea, diarrhea, fainting spells, joint pain, changes in mood, salt cravings, decreased libido)
- Allergic reaction (rash, hives, swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing)
- Chest pain
- Increased or decreased blood pressure
- Infections (fever, nausea, fatigue, body ache, vomiting, chills)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Yeast infection in the mouth or throat
Form and Strength
Dulera Inhaler (Mometasone Furoate Formoterol Fumarate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Dulera Inhaler: Inhalation Aerosol
- Using higher than recommended doses of this medication may lead to an increased risk of serious side effects.
- People with active or inactive tuberculosis, a fungal or viral infection, or a history of steroid-related eye problems should use Dulera Inhaler with caution.
- Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids, such as mometasone in Dulera, may increase the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.
- Dulera Inhaler can cause paradoxical bronchospasm (wheezing or shortness of breath), which can be life-threatening in some cases.
- Let your healthcare professional know if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications, including herbal supplements or over-the-counter drugs, before using Dulera Inhaler.
- Dulera Inhaler should not be used to treat sudden asthma symptoms or breathing problems. It is only for use as a daily maintenance medication.
- People with a weakened immune system or a history of eye problems should use Dulera Inhaler with caution.
- You should not use Dulera Inhaler if you are allergic to any of its components.
- Other medications that contain LABA (long-acting beta-agonists) should not be used with Dulera Inhaler without first consulting your healthcare professional.
- Dulera Inhaler can cause adrenal suppression, a condition in which the adrenal glands stop producing enough cortisol. Let your healthcare professional know if you have any conditions that affect your adrenal glands before using Dulera Inhaler.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How is Dulera Inhaler administered?
Dulera Inhaler is typically inhaled twice a day and follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare professional carefully.
Can Dulera Inhaler be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Let your healthcare professional know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Dulera Inhaler, as they will determine whether it is safe to prescribe.
Can Dulera Inhaler be used to treat COPD?
Dulera Inhaler is not approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It's important to purchase Dulera Inhaler from verified Canadian pharmacy.