Foster is a powder that inhaler to breathe through the mouth and penetrates deep into your lungs. The inhaler consists of two main active substances: formoterol fumarate dihydrate and beclomethasone dipropionate anhydrous.
Beclomethasone dipropionate anhydrous falls into the category of corticosteroids, and these corticosteroids are used to treat asthma symptoms and prevent them from occurring. This foster inhaler reduces the inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the small airways in the lungs. Moreover, it relaxes the muscle, expands the airways, and makes it easier to exhale and inhale the air from the lungs.
This is how these two ingredients make breathing easy. Also, this medicine prevents the development of asthma symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. This inhaler is used in adults to treat asthma.
How to Inhale Foster
For adults and the elderly, the recommended dosage is 1 or 2 inhalations twice a day. The maximum dosage is four inhalations per day.
Don’t increase the dosage. If you feel that it’s not treating or it’s not practical, then consult your doctor rather than increase the dosage (it might be harmful.)
Always carry a quick-carry relieving inhaler if you feel asthma symptoms or a sudden asthma attack.
Here are the side effects of Foster inhaler is
- • Headache
- • Throat irritation
- • Stomach upset
- • Shaking
- • Hoarseness
- • Feeling weak
Tell your doctor if you experience severe side effects while taking this medicine, a sign of infection (like fever, sore throat, persistent), mental/ mood changes (nervousness), trouble sleeping, vision problems, increased thirst/urination, muscles cramps, shaking.
When not to use
Patients diagnosed with active Tuberculosis, herpes simplex infection of the eye, infection due to parasite adrenocortical insufficiency, increased pressure in the eye, a nasal condition due to the fungus candida Albicans, wide-angle glaucoma is not advised to take this medicine.
- • Beclomethasone
- • Formoterol
- • Before taking this inhaler, consult with your doctor if you are allergic to its ingredients or any other allergies. This product may contain some inactive ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in your body.
- • Please make sure you always replace the inhaler cap after you use it.
- • Sometimes, this medication might cause a sudden severe worsening of breathing problems/asthma right after its use. In sudden worsening, use the relief inhaler and get medical help right away.
- • To prevent hoarseness, dry mouth, oral yeast infections from developing, gargle and then rinse your mouth with water after using this inhaler. Do not swallow the rinsed water.
- • The foster inhaler passes into the breast milk, so if you are feeding an infant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.