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Controls COPD.

First choice inhaler for controlling mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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.

4.3/ 5 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Upsides
  • The nebulizer is available in generic.
  • Available in combination with albuterol in case Atrovent (ipratropium) by itself is not enough to control your symptoms.
  • 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
  • Effects don't last long so it needs to be used multiple times a day.
  • Doesn't work fast enough to be used as a rescue inhaler for COPD attacks.
  • The inhaler is only available in brand name.
  • 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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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nebulizer solution
  • Inhaler
Price
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Reviews
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38 reviews so far
84%
saidit'sworth it
79%
saiditworked well
8%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Bronchitis
    10%
  • COPD attack
    8%
  • Shortness of breath
    8%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Influenza like symptoms
    4%
  • Dry mouth
    4%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Dysphonia
    5%
  • Sinusitis
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Not a rescue inhaler
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • COPD attack
  • Urination problems
    • Benign prostate hyperplasia
    • Urinary neck obstruction
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  • 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
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
  • Bone loss
    • Long-term inactivity
    • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
    • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
  • Heart disease
    • History of heart rhythm problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
  • Increased risk of infection
    • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Age greater than 65 years
  • Reduced growth rate in children
    • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Duration of treatment
  • Eye problems
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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