Compare Atrovent vs. Dulera
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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
- 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.
- 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.
- Nebulizer solution
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10possible side effects
- COPD attack8%
- Shortness of breath8%
- Influenza like symptoms4%
- Dry mouth4%
- Back pain2%
- Urinary tract infection2%
4possible side effects
Risks and risk factors
- Not a rescue inhaler
- Serious allergic reaction
- COPD attack
- Urination problems
- Benign prostate hyperplasia
- Urinary neck obstruction
- 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