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Brand name: Duoresp Spiromax 400/12 TM

Active ingredients: budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)

What it is used for

Asthma: DuoResp Spiromax is indicated for the treatment of asthma where use of a combination (inhaled corticosteroid and long acting beta 2-agonist) is appropriate. This includes: - patients who are symptomatic on inhaled corticosteroid therapy; - patients who are established on regular long acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid therapy.,There are two alternative treatment regimens: - maintenance and reliever therapy; - maintenance therapy,Budesonide/formoterol 400/12 strength should not be used for the maintenance and reliever therapy regimen.,DuoResp Spiromax is not indicated in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years as the 100/6 dose is not available.,Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): DuoResp Spiromax is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe COPD (FEV1 less than or equal to 50% predicted normal) in adults with frequent symptoms despite long-acting bronchodilator use, and/or a history of recurrent exacerbations. DuoResp Spiromax is not indicated for the initiation of bronchodilator therapy in COPD.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Replace the cover firmly after use
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White or off-white powder in a multi-dose dry powder inhaler

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

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