Beclomethasone and formoterol fumarate combination product is a good product for the treatment of Asthma. Beclomethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid and formoterol is a bronchodilator. The natural glucocorticosteroids are produced by adrenal glands. Glucocorticosteroids have the ability to carry on the anti inflammatory actions. When used as Rotacaps the medications are very good and targeted to specifically lungs only. Rotacaps enables the person to take drug through the mouth to the lungs. Drug reaches at the site of action and produces its effect. This targeted drug delivery also minimizes the side effects shown by the oral drugs. It is a core medicine given prophylactically in case of severe Asthma. In children, asthma is well controlled by these medicines and does not affect the pace of their growth. It clears the airways and avoids its constriction.
WHEN SHOULD YOU AVOID IT?
You should not take this Rotacaps if you:
Are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it
Are planning pregnancy or are pregnant
Are a breast feeding mother
Have thyroid problems
Have eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma
Suffer from mental conditions like Psychosis and depression
Have history of tuberculosis, herpes and fungal infection
HOW MUCH TO TAKE?
The correct dose to be taken always depends on the prescription of the doctor. This prescription always depends upon the severity and demand of the disease condition. Hence this is necessary to follow doctor?s instructions. Dose can vary widely and is required to be taken on regular basis.
WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AVAILABLE?
Beclomethasone dipropionate/formoterol fumarate Rotacaps is available in following strength combination of the active ingredient Beclomethasone Dipropionate/Formoterol Fumarate:
Bekform Rotacaps 200 mcg+6mcg
Bekform Rotacaps 400 mcg+6mcg
Fullform Rotacaps 200mcg+6mcg
Fullform Rotacaps 400mcg+6mcg
WHO IS THE MANUFACTURER?
Fullform and Bekform Rotacaps are manufactured by Cipla, a pharmaceutical giant. These are available on our website in various pack sizes.
HOW TO TAKE?
Do not swallow Fullform Rotacaps. This is intended to be taken by inhalation only, using your Rota haler. Rinse your mouth after using as it helps to avoid any kind of throat irritation and dry mouth like conditions. Open the Rota haler capsule by holding it in a horizontal position by keeping white spot up and lighter colored end in opposite direction. Then gently breathe out and seal your lips around the mouth piece. Take a full deep breath in your mouth and hold your breath for up to ten seconds. After that take normal breath and throw away the empty capsule shell.
WHEN TO TAKE?
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Try to take the dose at the same time each day as this will help you remember the time to take the drug and will decrease the chances of missing a dose.
FOR HOW LONG SHOULD IT BE TAKEN?
Do not stop taking Rotacaps or bring out any changes in the dose without consulting with your Doctor. This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
WHAT IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH (OVERDOSE)?
It is necessary to take the drug as per the instructions of doctor. In case of overdose even if you do not find any kind of harmful sideffects, contact your doctor immediately or visit your nearest healthcare center.
WHAT IF YOU MISS THE DOSE?
Consult your doctor if you miss the Dose. Don?t double up the dose in order to catch up.
SIDE EFFECTS OF FOMTIDE:
• Sore throat
• Mild cough and sneezing
• White patches
• Thinning skin
• Slow wound healing
• Increased thirst
• Oral Candidiasis
• Dermal thinning
• Difficulty in speaking
• Rashes itching or swelling on face/throat/tongue
ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE DRUG INTERACTIONS?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Beclomethasone Dipropionate/Formoterol Fumarate Rotacaps. Some of the drugs which interact with this drug are:
WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF?
Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of sight and reach of the children
This drug may decrease the growth velocity of the children
Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
It is not a bronchodilator and hence must not be used for rapid relief of acute bronchospasm