Formoterol Inhalers Pharmacology

Formoterol Inhalers

About Formoterol Inhalers
Selective long-acting ?2- Adrenergic agonist, Phenethylamine derivative.Antiasthmatic.
Mechanism of Action of Formoterol Inhalers
This ?2 agonist acts locally in the lung as a bronchodilator. It stimulates adenyl cyclase leading to the production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) via adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Increased levels of cAMP result in relaxation of the bronchial smooth muscle.
Pharmacokinets of Formoterol Inhalers
Absorption- Rapidly absorbed after oral inhalation
Distribution- Widely distributed in the lungs. 61%-64% bound to the plasma proteins
Metabolism- Metabolized primarily by direct glucoronidation at either the phenolic or aliphatic hydroxyl group and O-demethylation followed by glucoronide conjugation at phenolic hydroxyl groups. Minor pathways involve sulfate conjugation of formoterol and deformylation followed by sulfate conjugation
Excretion- Excreted through urine and feces

Onset of Action for Formoterol Inhalers
Duration of Action for Formoterol Inhalers
12 hrs
Half Life of Formoterol Inhalers
Its plasma half life is 10 hrs
Side Effects of Formoterol Inhalers
1. Chest pain
2. Pounding heartbeats
3. Tremors
4. Shaking
5. Restless feeling
6. Wheezing
7. Choking
8. Breathing problems
9. Increased thirst or hunger
10. Urinating
11. Worsening asthma symptoms
12. Dizziness
13. Anxiety
14. Headache
15. Sleep problems (insomnia)
16. Back pain
17. Muscle cramps
18. Sore throat
19. Dry mouth
20. Cough
21. Stuffy nose
22. Skin rash
23. Itching
24. Changes in your voice
Contra-indications of Formoterol Inhalers
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. Food allergy
3. Heart disease
4. High blood pressure
5. Epilepsy
6. Diabetes
7. Thyroid disorder
Special Precautions while taking Formoterol Inhalers
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Formoterol Inhalers
1. Chronic asthma
2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Interactions for Formoterol Inhalers
Typical Dosage for Formoterol Inhalers
Oral inhalation-
12mcg taken twice daily
Schedule of Formoterol Inhalers
Storage Requirements for Formoterol Inhalers
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture
Effects of Missed Dosage of Formoterol Inhalers
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Effects of Overdose of Formoterol Inhalers
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

Home Delivery for Formoterol Inhalers in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including formoterol inhalers.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for formoterol inhalers and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for formoterol inhalers may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take formoterol inhalers only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for formoterol inhalers before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for formoterol inhalers with the pharmacy.

Formoterol Inhalers is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for formoterol inhalers might be better known than formoterol inhalers itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have formoterol inhalers in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for formoterol inhalers.