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Bekform Rotacap

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
ContainsBeclomethasone (400 mcg) + Formoterol (6 mcg)
Description

Bekform Rotacap is a combination medicine used to relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, 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 Bekform Rotacap

  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Changes in vision

Uses of Bekform Rotacap

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 effect of this medicine can be observed within 15 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • 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 using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to formoterol, beclomethasone, any other glucocorticoids, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Status asthmaticus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from status asthmaticus (a severe, acute asthma attack) as a first-line therapy since it is not effective in treating this condition.
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 using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.
General warnings

Hypokalemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

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

Growth retardation

Use of this medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

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

Use of 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.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be inhaled 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

Amitriptyline

Fluphenazine

Mifepristone

Carvedilol

Amiodarone

Salbutamol

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any symptoms such as a headache, dizziness, change in heart rate, palpitations, shortness of breathing, etc. to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body 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.

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.

Ocular herpes infection

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an ocular herpes infection due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

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.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver function 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use/Administer this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given in the information leaflet or the package insert. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. 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). Formoterol works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. It improves the amount of airflow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Bronchodilator combinations, Inhaled corticosteroids, Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

FULLFORM Rotacaps [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2018 [cited 22 October 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/fullform-rotacaps

Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 19 March 2018]. Available from:

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

Formoterol Oral Inhalation: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 20 March 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602023.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Jun 2019

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