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Aerocort Forte Rotacaps

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
ContainsBeclomethasone (200 mcg) + Levosalbutamol (200 mcg)
Description

Aerocort Forte Rotacaps is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by asthma. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aerocort Forte Rotacaps

  • Sore throat and hoarseness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite

Uses of Aerocort Forte Rotacaps

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the dose strength and individual constitution.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the dose strength and individual constitution.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to salbutamol, levosalbutamol, beclomethasone or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Paradoxical bronchospasm

Use of this medicine has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. The use of this medicine should be stopped immediately in such cases.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Psychiatric disturbances

This medicine may worsen certain psychiatric conditions such as depression, euphoria, personality changes, insomnia, mood swings, etc. in some patients. Close monitoring of such patients for any change in behavior or mood is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypokalemia

Use of this medicine can cause a decrease in blood potassium levels and hence should be administered with caution in patients suffering from Hypokalemia. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Excessive Use

It is recommended to use this medicine in prescribed quantities only as excessive use may cause some severe adverse effects and may prove fatal in some cases.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Azithromycin

Atenolol

Mifepristone

Ketoconazole

Omacetaxine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function may be required during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of a mild to moderate rise in blood sugar levels in most patients. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function may be required during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with seizure disorders as the risk of increased frequency and severity of convulsions are significantly high. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in heart rate and changes in blood pressure. It should be used with caution in patients with an active or historic case of heart disease. Patients should also be screened for the risk factors of heart disease before starting the treatment course.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of cataracts, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not use it in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Beclomethasone works by inhibiting the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, etc). Levosalbutamol works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. It improves the amount of air flow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Inhaled corticosteroids, Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

AEROCORT FORTE Rotacaps [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2019 [cited 22 April 2019]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/aerocort-forte-rotacaps

Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 22 April 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a681050.html

Levalbuterol Oral Inhalation: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 22 April 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603025.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Aug 2019

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