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Foradil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Foradil relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, and it allowing them to expand. It helps to control asthma in people who need regular treatment with short-acting inhalers, including people with nighttime asthma. It is also used to treats tightening of the airways in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Foradil Dosage

  • For the treatment of asthma, the usual starting dosage is 1 capsule every 12 hours.
  • For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the usual starting dosage is 1 capsule every 12 hours.

Uses of Foradil

  • It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Foradil

Before taken Foradil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Foradil. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Chest infection
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Inability to sleep
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis

Warnings and precautions before taking Foradil:

  • You should be used Foradil with caution if you have any kind of heart disorder or high blood pressure.
  • You should be notify your doctor immediately if you experience palpitations, chest pain, rapid heart rate, or tremor.
  • You should tell your doctor immediately if you develop hives, rash, or swelling, or if you have an asthma.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Foradil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Foradil with the following:

  • Antidepressants categorized as "tricyclics," such as Elavil and Tofranil
  • Beta blockers
  • Steroids such as prednisone and hydrocortisone
  • Theophylline
  • Water pills

After taken Foradil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Foradil overdose include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • General feeling of illness
  • Headache
  • Inability to sleep
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea

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