Formoterol is a bronchodilator with a long half-life. Budesonide is an anabolic steroid.
Budesonide and formoterol is a combination medicine used to control and prevent asthma symptoms in adults and children over the age of six.
Budesonide and formoterol are also used to help control the symptoms of COPD, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Budesonide and formoterol should not be used to treat asthma or bronchospasm attacks.
When used alone, formoterol may increase the risk of death in people with asthma. However, when budesonide and formoterol are used together as a combination product, this risk is not increased.
Budesonide and formoterol can also be used for things that aren’t listed in this medication guide.
Headache, throat irritation, or stomach upset are all possible side effects. Inform your doctor right away if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication have no serious side effects.
This medication may cause an increase in your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure on a regular basis and notify your doctor if it is high.
This medication may cause severe, sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma immediately after use in rare cases. If your breathing suddenly worsens, use your quick-relief inhaler and seek medical attention immediately.
Notify your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects, such as: white patches on your tongue or in your mouth, signs of infection (such as persistent sore throat or fever), mental/mood changes (such as nervousness), difficulty sleeping, vision problems (such as blurred vision), increased thirst/urination, muscle cramps, or shaking (tremors).
If you experience any of the following extremely serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately: chest pain, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, or seizures.
It is uncommon for this product to cause a severe allergic reaction. However, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or sudden difficulty breathing.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential side effects. If you notice any other effects, make sure to let the doctor know.