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Brand name: Foradile

Foradile is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) formoterol (eformoterol). On this page you will find out more about Foradile, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: formoterol (eformoterol)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Foradile 12 microgram powder for inhalation, 10 capsules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

For long-term, regular treatment of reversible airways obstruction in asthma (including nocturnal asthma and exercised-induced asthma) in patients aged 5 years or more who are receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. It should not be used in patients whose asthma can be managed by occasional use of short-acting inhaled beta-2 agonists. INDICATIONS AS AT 27 MARCH 2001: For the long-term regular treatment of reversible airways obstruction in asthma (including nocturnal asthma and exercise-induced asthma) in patients aged 5 years or more who are receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. It should not be used in patients whose asthma can be managed by occasional use of short-acting inhaled beta-2 agonists. For the prophylaxis and treatment of bronchoconstriction in patients with reversible or irreversible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance a size 3 hard gelatin capsule, colourless transparent body and cap, marked in black ink with "CG" on one part and "FXF" on the other part of the capsule shell; containing a fine, white powder

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Dosage Form Inhalation, powder for
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
10 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 capsules + inhaler device: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 capsules + inhaler device: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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