Maxiflo Inhaler 250 (Formoterol inhaler)
• Formoterol inhaler Propionate IP 250 mcg
• Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate IP 6 mcg
• Suspended in propellant HFA 134a q.s.
• Maxiflo is a combination of Fluticasone propionate, a synthetic corticost***d and formoterol; a selective long acting beta2-agonist.
Fluticasone propionate is a synthetic, trifluorinated glucocorticoid with potent anti-inflammatory activity. Formoterol inhaler is a very potent long-acting adrenoceptor beta2-agonist with a high intrinsic activity and a rapid onset of action.
Formoterol inhaler Uses?
Formoterol inhaler is used for treatment of wheezing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) It is also used to treat bronchospasm (constriction of air passages) in people with night time asthma. Maxiflo is used to control symptoms of asthma, allergies of nose, throat or chest that cause symptoms of stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes, skin problems like itchy rash (eczema), redness and itchiness (psoriasis), inflammation (dermatitis), prickly heat or insect bites in adults or dermatitis in children.
How it works
Formoterol inhaler belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe. Maxiflo belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids/st***ds. It prevents the release of the substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.
Common side effects
• Respiratory tract infection
• Fungal infection of mouth
• Sore throat
• Hoarseness of voice
• Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
• Increased heart rate
Expert advice for Maxiflo Inhaler 250
• Do not use Maxiflo inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
• Do not use this drug, if you are allergic to Maxiflo.
• Never place a capsule in the mouthpiece of the Formoterol inhaler.
• Consult your doctor before taking Formoterol inhaler, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
• It should be taken as an inhaler or nebulizer after clearly following instructions of the doctor and the instructions given in the patient information leaflet in the medication box.
Q: Is Formoterol inhaler a st***id?
A: Formoterol inhaler belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It is not a st***id; however it is available in combination with st***ids as an inhaler.
Q: How long does it take to work and how long does it stay in the body?
A: Formoterol works best if taken before exercising or heavy work and another dose should not be taken in the next 12 hours. It is a long acting drug which is known to be effective for 12 hours in the body.
Q: How does Maxiflo work?
A: Maxiflo belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.
Q: What form does Maxiflo come in?
A: Maxiflo comes as a powder filled capsule for inhaler and a solution for nebulizer use.
Q: What is formoterol fumarate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate/formoterol and budesonide/formoterol and advair?
A: Formoterol fumarate and formoterol fumerate dihydrate are different formulations of formoterol. Budesonide is a st***id which may be prescribed by the doctor along with formoterol. Advair is another long acting beta agonist which is the brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone.
Q: Is Formoterol inhaler safe?
A: Formoterol inhaler is safe when taken as per the directions of the doctor.
Q: is Formoterol inhaler banned?
A: Formoterol inhaler is not banned.
Q: Does formoterol cause weight gain?
A: There are no studies showing that formoterol causes weight gain.
Q: Does formoterol cause death/asthma-related death?
A: Formoterol may increase risk of asthma-related death. It depends on the condition and co-morbidities and is individual response.
Q: Is fluticasone an antibiotic/st***id/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug?
A: Fluticasone is a st***id but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug.
It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma.
Q: Does it contain sulfa?
A: It does not contain sulfa.
Q: Is fluticasone available over the counter?
A: No. Fluticasone is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter.
Q: Is Fluticasone the same as Nasonex/Flonase?
A: Fluticasone is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray.
Q: Does it contain acetaminophen?
A: However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication.
Q: What is used for?
A: Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose.
Q: Is fluticasone used for cold?
A: It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold.
Q: Can I take fluticasone with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex?
A: Yes. Fluticasone may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Does fluticasone propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness?
A: Fluticasone may cause weight gain since it is a st***id drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q: Is Formoterol inhaler addictive?
A: No. Formoterol inhaler is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance.
Q: Dose Formoterol inhaler cause nose bleeds?
A: Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of Formoterol inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor.
Q: Can I take Formoterol inhaler if I have high blood pressure?
A: It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Formoterol inhaler if you have high blood pressure.