Compare Flunisolide vs. Dulera

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Aerospan
(flunisolide)

Dulera
(mometasone / formoterol)

Coming soon.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.
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Have you used Aerospan (flunisolide)?
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Reviews for Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
84%
+17% better vs. Aerospan (flunisolide)
79%
+29% better vs. Aerospan (flunisolide)
8%
+25% better vs. Aerospan (flunisolide)
Have you used Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)?
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Side effects
FlunisolideDulera

We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Flunisolide »
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Speech disorder 5%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
More Dulera side effects »
How it works
FlunisolideDulera
Coming soon.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.
Type of medication
FlunisolideDulera
Prescription only
Available as
FlunisolideDulera
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for
FlunisolideDulera
  • Asthma Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
FlunisolideDulera
Coming soon.
  • 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 »
Pregnancy

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.

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.

Kidneys and liver
FlunisolideDulera
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy, and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
Upsides and benefits
FlunisolideDulera
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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.
Downsides and risks
FlunisolideDulera
Coming soon
  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
FlunisolideDulera
Coming soon
  • 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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