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Controls COPD.

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

Long-term control of asthma.

Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is good for people who have moderate to severe asthma and need more than 1 inhaled medication to manage their condition. However, it is relatively more expensive than similar alternatives.

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.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) combines two medicines into 1 inhaler, which makes it easier to use.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) safely for a long period of time.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is an inhaler and delivers medicine directly into your lungs so it gives you fewer side effects than oral medications.
  • You can use Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) with a spacer if you have trouble getting the full dose of the medicine into your lungs.
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.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) can cause a fungal infection called thrush in the mouth and throat, especially in people with a weaker immune system.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is not available as a generic so may be expensive.
  • Combining two medications can have more side effects.
  • For full effects of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol), you must use it twice a day.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is only for people 12 years or older, compared to some alternative combination inhalers which can be given to people over 6 years old.
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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nebulizer solution
  • Inhaler
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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
  • Common cold symptoms
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Hoarse voice
    5%
  • Sinus infection
    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
    • Children and adolescents
    • Age 65 or older
    • Using Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) more that prescribed
  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
  • Weakened immune system
    • Not current withh vaccinations
    • Taking other corticosteroids
    • Current infection without treatment
  • Bone loss
    • History of osteoporosis
    • Taking other medications that cause bone loss
    • Taking steroid long-term
  • Vision changes
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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