Foradil Inhalation Powder, Capsule 12Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Foradil: Inhalation powder, capsule (12mcg)

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Foradil Aero 12mcg Pwd for Inh
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Foradil Aero 12mcg Pwd for Inh
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: CG FXF 

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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Foradil: Inhalation powder, capsule(12mcg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Foradil Aerolizer Kit 12mcg Powder for Inhalation

NDC: 000851401
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Emphysema, Exercise-induced Bronchospasm Prophylaxis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma

Storage Information
Avoid exposure to heat
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Prior to dispensing, store in refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F)
Product should always be stored in the blister and only removed immediately before use
Foradil Aerolizer Kit 12mcg Powder for Inhalation

Reported Side Effects for Foradil Aerolizer Kit 12mcg Powder for Inhalation

Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hoarseness Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.2-3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.5-2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mucus Produced In Lung Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.6-2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.9-3.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
2.7-17.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.3-3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Foradil Aerolizer Kit 12mcg Powder for Inhalation

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Foradil Aerolizer Kit 12mcg Powder for Inhalation(Formoterol Fumarate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Beta-agonists(Formoterol Fumarate)
Limit excessive Caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) and limit medicines containing additional Caffeine. In caffeine-sensitive persons, taking a high amount of Caffeine with this drug can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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