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.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to budesonide or formoterol; or to arformoterol; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Budesonide and formoterol is a combination of two medications used to control asthma symptoms and improve lung function. It is used when other asthma medications have not sufficiently controlled a patient’s asthma, or when a patient’s condition is so severe that more than one medicine is required every day. This medication will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
This medication is also used to treat air flow obstruction and to slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are examples of this.