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Q. What are the side effects of Foracort inhaler?

Answered by
Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 26, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from bronchitis. Should I use Foracort inhaler before or after the workout? Does Foracort inhaler cleanse the lungs? How does Foracort work on lungs? What are the side effects?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As you rightly said, Foracort inhaler (combination of Budesonide and Formoterol) is advised for asthmatic bronchitis. It must be taken before any workout.
  • This kind of inhaler controls the inflammation in the airways and widens its caliber. So on long term use, your asthma is kept under control.
  • There are no major side effects of the inhaler. But if used in high doses for long periods, then it can cause osteoporosis, sugar imbalance and growth retardation in children. The most important are local side effects like dyspnea and oral thrush.
  • To avoid these side effects, you must gargle with water immediately after taking the inhaler and spit out. Local deposition of the drug causes these side effects.
  • Also, do not forget to take inhaler regularly. For relieving symptoms, Levolin inhaler (Levosalbutamol) should be taken as required.
  • Meet your doctor every three months to adjust the dose of the inhaler. Thank you.

For further information consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist


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