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(Mometasone / Formoterol)


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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
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How it works
Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol (a long-acting bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Long-acting bronchodilator
Beta-2 agonist
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
  • Inhaler
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
Risk factors for serious side effects
  • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
  • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
  • Long-term inactivity
  • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
  • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
  • History of heart rhythm problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
  • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
  • Age greater than 65 years
  • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
  • Duration of treatment
  • History of high internal eye pressure
  • History of cataracts
  • History of glaucoma
Detailed Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
  • Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) can increase blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you already have these conditions. These symptoms are related to one of the medications in this product, so don't change or increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. Tell your doctor if you develop dizziness, tremor, nausea, rapid heartbeat, become very tired, or have difficulty sleeping while taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
No specific sleep-related info.
No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
  • 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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Downsides and risks
  • 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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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
  • Starts working right away, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
  • Inhale two separate puffs in the morning and two separate puffs in the evening. It’s important to read the information that comes with your medicine so you use it the correctly.
  • Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth every 7 days and don’t wash it with water.
  • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use to lower your chance of getting a yeast infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.
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