Prevents breathing problems.
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Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Side effect rates for Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
- Common cold
- Speech disorder
- Sinus inflammation
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- Higher risk if:
- › Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
There are reports of worsening asthma leading to death in people taking medicines like Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) that contain a long-acting beta agonist. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) should only be used if your symptoms haven't improved with a fast-acting inhaler or controller medication alone (corticosteroid inhaler). While taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol), if your asthma doesn’t improve or gets worse, if you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if you have sudden shortness of breath, call 911 or your doctor immediately.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
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- 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).