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Brand name: Foradile TM

Active ingredients: formoterol (eformoterol)

What it is used 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).

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Inhalation
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

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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Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient 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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  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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