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Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

Prescription only
Prevents breathing problems.

Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.

6.0/ 7 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
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  • It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
  • Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
  • By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
  • Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
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  • You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
  • It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
  • Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
  • You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
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Used for
  • Asthma Perennial allergic rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Headache
  • Dysphonia
  • Sinusitis
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The Aerospan (Flunisolide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Asthma-related death

    Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)

  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Bone loss

    Long-term inactivity

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heart disease

    History of heart rhythm problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of infection

    Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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