Formoterol

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Main Medicine Class:: Respiratory System   Sub Medicine Class ::  Drugs For Asthma,COPD,ARDS

6A. DRUGS FOR ASTHMA/COPD/ARDS in 6. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
FORMOTEROL
SYMPATHOMIMETIC (SELECTIVE ß2-ADRENERGIC AGONIST) | BRONCHODILATOR
PK: A: Rapid (Inhalation) M: Hepatic E: Urine

Indications & Dose: ASTHMA Maintenance therapy Inh Adult 12µg (as capsule) q12h Child >5yr: 12µg (as capsule) inhaled q12hPatients with reversible obstructive airway disease | CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE Inh Adult 12µg (as capsule) q12h | EXERCISE-INDUCED BRONCHOSPASM Inh Adult 12µg capsule inhaled 15min before exercise Child >5yr: 12µg (as capsule) inhaled 15min before exercise

Contra: Hypersensitivity

Precautions: CVD, DM, COPD, hyperthyroidism, hypokalemia, seizures, patients receiving other inhaled corticosteroids, acute asthma

ADR: Serious: Chest pain, palpitation, Others: Anxiety, dizziness, fever, insomnia, dysphonia, diarrhea, nausea, xerostomia, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pruritus, rash

DDI: Serious Propranolol bronchodilating effects are reduced, Budesonide decreased drug levels, Theophylline leads to hypokalemia, TCAs/MAOIs prolongation of QTc interval & increases risk of ventricular arrhythmias

Monitor: FEV1, peak flow, pulmonary function tests, BP,HR, CNS stimulation, serum glucose & potassium

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