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Formoflo 100 Transcaps

Manufactured byLUPIN LTD
ContainsFluticasone propionate (100 mcg) + Formoterol (6 mcg)
Description

Formoflo 100 Transcaps is a combination medicine used to relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, etc. caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 5 years of age. This medicine is used only for the maintenance treatment of asthma and is not useful for treating an acute attack.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Formoflo 100 Transcaps

  • Worsening of asthma
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Rash
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Itchy skin
  • Muscle spasm
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Swelling of ankles or feet

Uses of Formoflo 100 Transcaps

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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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 effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • 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 absolutely 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 fluticasone, any other corticosteroids, formoterol, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

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 absolutely 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

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 of the patient.

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.

Tuberculosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of tuberculosis 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 of the patient.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 5 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be inhaled soon 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

Carvedilol

Clarithromycin

Theophylline

Ritonavir

Labetalol

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 of the patient.

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 of the patient.

Hepatic impairment

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 of the patient.

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 of the patient.

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 based on the clinical condition of the patient.

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 of the patient.

Osteoporosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis since it may cause loss of bone density and further worsen the existing condition. Close monitoring of bone density, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given in the information leaflet/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

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Fluticasone propionate works by inhibiting the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, etc.). Formoterol relaxes and opens the blocked air passages leading to the lungs; this improves the amount of airflow to the lungs and makes breathing easier. Their combination is thus more effective for the maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Inhaled corticosteroids, Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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