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Generic: formoterol
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It helps to open up the airways of your lungs
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short- acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not use this medicine more than every 12 hours.

If you have asthma, be aware that using this medicine may increase your risk of dying from asthma related problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.

If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are using this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing or wheezing that increases or does not go away
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • nervousness
  • tremors
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Protect from heat and moisture. Keep this medicine in the foil pouch until ready to use. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Special rules describing how to store and how long you should keep your medicine may apply. Be sure to read the MedGuide that came with your prescription carefully and follow the directions for storing and using your medicine.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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