WHAT IS THIS MEDICATION FOR?
Foracort 100 Rotacaps is a corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and also for breathing trouble. It decreases the irritation and swelling of the lung. It is also used to treat air flow blockage and reduce the worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Budesonide belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It works by preventing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs that causes an asthma attack. Formoterol belongs to the family of medicines known as bronchodilators. It works by helping the muscles around the airways in your lungs stay relaxed to prevent asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. This increases the flow of air through the bronchial tubes.
HOW TO USE?
Take Budesonide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Follow your doctors instructions carefully. You may need to take Budesonide for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take Budesonide even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so. Take Budesonide together with food or immediately after a meal. Swallow the capsule whole, do not crush or chew the capsule.
Budesonide may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, cough, runny nose and tiredness. - Budesonide can also cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
WHAT TO DO IF I MISS A DOSE?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
Alert your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions: diabetes. heart disease. high blood pressure. osteoporosis. glaucoma. cataract. myasthenia gravis. tuberculosis (TB). thyroid disease. history of epilepsy. a recent heart attack. any stomach, liver or kidney problems.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP?
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Trouble breathing. A big weight gain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Bad nose irritation. Very bad mouth irritation. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Sudden change in eyesight. If you have been exposed to chickenpox and have not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
CAN I TAKE IT WITH OTHER MEDICINES?
Do not take Budesonide with antacids and cholesterol medicines such as colestyramine. These medicines may reduce the effectiveness of Budesonide when taken at the same time. If you must take these medicines, take them at least 2 hours before or after Budesonide. Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - diabetes medicines. - antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, imidazole. - antibiotics such as doxycycline, troleandomycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, isoniazid - HIV (AIDS) medicines, such as ritonavir, saquinavir, indinavir. - heart medicines, such as quinidine, verapamil, nicardipine Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol. Avoid grapefruit juice.
HOW TO STORE:
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Corticosteroid Hormones, Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations, GIT Regulators & Anti-inflammatories.