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Foradil: Inhalation powder, capsule

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Foradil Aero 12mcg Pwd for Inh
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: CG FXF 
How This Drug Works
Beta Agonists
Beta agonists selectively stimulate beta-receptors. Beta 1 receptors are found in the heart while beta 2 receptors are found in the lungs and bronchial airways.
"Beta agonists are medications that selectively stimulate beta&#45;receptors. Beta 1 receptors are found in the heart while beta 2 receptors are found in the in the lungs and bronchial airways. <br><br> In the body, natural chemicals can stimulate the receptors in the heart to increase the heartbeat and the squeezing force of heart muscle to increase blood flow while in the lungs, stimulation of the receptors causes the lung airway muscle cells to relax, opening the airways and increase airflow through the lungs.<br><br> Beta agonists can be selective when attaching and stimulating the same receptors as the natural chemicals. They may be used to stimulate the heart to work harder or to increase airflow into the lungs. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Foradil: Inhalation powder, capsule

What is this medicine?

FORMOTEROL (for MOH te rol) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat COPD and to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. It is also used to treat asthma in patients taking other asthma control medicines. This medicine should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Foradil: Inhalation powder, capsule
Usage by Gender
57.11%
42.89%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
3.48%
5.67%
22.79%
68.06%
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