Generic Name: Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate
US Brand: Symbicort Rotacaps
Description : Foracort Rotacaps (Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate capsules) - Product Information
Foracort Rotacaps, a combination of Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate are to be administered to patients with asthma where use of a combination (inhaled corticosteroid and long acting Beta-2 adrenoceptor agonist) is more appropriate. It is also effective for symptomatic treatment of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and history of repeated exacerbations, with significant symptoms despite regular therapy with long-acting bronchodilators.
Name of Drug
Foracort Rotacaps 200. Foracort Rotacaps 200 is a combination of Budesonide 200mcg and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate 6mcg.
Foracort Rotacaps is more well known as Generic Symbicort® Rotacaps.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active ingredients present in Foracort Rotacaps are Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate.
Foracort Rotacaps - Dosage
Use Foracort Capsules/Rotacaps as directed by your doctor. Please check the label on the medication for exact dosing instructions. Foracort Rotacaps have to be used with a special inhaler called the Cipla Rotahaler. To remove the capsule from the packaging, peel back the foil and tip the capsule out. Do not cut the foil or use anything sharp to remove the capsule. The recommended adult dosage (18 years of age and above) is two inhalations, twice daily.
Foracort Rotacaps is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate or any inactive ingredient of the medication.
Storage Instructions for Foracort Rotacaps
Foracort Rotacaps should be kept at room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F) in a light-resistant, tight container. Keep away from children and pets.
Warnings and Precautions when using Foracort Rotacaps
Before using Foracort Rotacaps please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. Foracort Rotacaps (Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate capsules) can produce paradoxical bronchospasm that can be life threatening. In case it occurs, this medeication should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy started. Foracort Rotacaps has to be used with caution in patients with infections such as tuberculosis, fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection; or ocular herpes simplex as there exists the potential of worsening of infections. Infection of the mouth and throat may occur in case of long term use of Foracort Rotacaps. Decrease in bone mineral density may also occur in certain patients. Administration of high doses for long periods of time may result in additional systemic effects like Cushing's syndrome, Cushingoid features, adrenal suppression, growth retardation in children and adolescents, cataract and glaucoma.
Side Effects of Foracort Rotacaps
The common side effects of Foracort Rotacaps with an incidence rate of 3% or more are
Asthma: nasopharyngitis, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, pharygolaryngeal pain, sinusitis, influenza, back pain, nasal congestion, stomach discomfort, vomiting, and oral candidiasis.
COPD: nasopharyngitis, oral candidiasis, bronchitis, sinusitis. upper respiratory tract infections.
Buy Cheap Foracort Rotacaps Online
You can buy Cheap Foracort Rotacaps online from the Swiss Pharmacy. The Foracort capsules must be used through a special inhaler device called the Handihaler Device (Cipla Rotahaler). The device will puncture the capsule so that the medicine inside may be inhaled into the lungs through the mouthpiece. A single capsule costs only $0.40 when you place an order for 360 rotacaps.
You can also buy Cipla Rotahaler online from the Swiss Pharmacy .