Dulera

(mometasone / formoterol)

4.3/ 5 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
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Long-term control of asthma.

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Our bottom line

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.

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    $348.68
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Quick facts about Dulera
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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People’s experience with Dulera

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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone is a corticosteroid, which lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator, which relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.

Quick facts about Dulera
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
People’s experience with Dulera

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What to expect when you take Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) for Asthma

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  • Possible side effects
  • Sinus infection
  • Mouth thrush
  • Hoarse voice
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Headache
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Side effect rates for Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)

From 620 clinical trials of Dulera when taken for asthma (100/5 mcg)
  • Common cold symptoms
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Headache
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Hoarse voice
    5%5%
  • Sinus infection
    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Dulera.

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Risks and Warnings for Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Children and adolescents
    • Age 65 or older
    • Using Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) more that prescribed

    Some people using long-acting beta blockers (LABA) like Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) have a higher risk for asthma-related death. However, this is rare. Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) is a combination medicine that contains a LABA. You should only start this medication when your asthma is not well controlled. If your asthma is well managed, talk to your doctor about step down therapy.

    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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect