Dulera Inhaler (mometasone-formoterol) is an inhalation aerosol used to treat asthma among patients 12 years of age and above. It could prevent and controls symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath.
This oral inhalation contains mometasonefuroate and formoterolfumarate. Mometasone is a corticosteroid that inhibits effects on multiple cell types and mediators involved in inflammation and asthmatic response. On the other hand, formoterol is a long-acting selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist that works locally on the lungs as a bronchodilator.
Read the medication or prescription guide thoroughly before starting to use Dulera Inhaler. Make sure to follow the Dulera Inhaler dosage and frequency recommended by your physician. Dosage forms available are Dulera 100 mcg/5 mcg and Dulera 200 mcg/5 mcg.
Take Dulera Inhaler regularly and at evenly spaced times. To avoid missing a dose of this inhaler, take it at the same time of the day, every day. If you miss a dose, skip that missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take this inhaler twice simultaneously to avoid overdose.
Here’s the step-by-step guide in using Dulera Inhaler:
- Remove the cap from the mouthpiece of the actuator and examine the mouthpiece for any foreign objects.
- Prime the inhaler by holding it in an upright position and away from your face. Shake the inhaler well and then push the canister fully and release a puff into the air. Repeat this four times.
- After releasing 4 puffs, check the counter. It should read “120” or “60”. It means your Dulera inhaler is ready to use.
- Shake the inhaler again. Exhale fully and slowly through your mouth.
- Put the mouthpiece in your mouth. Then, seal your lips around it. Inhale fully as you press the canister until it stops moving. Remove your finger from the canister.
- Hold your breath for not less than 10 seconds and remove the mouthpiece from your mouth.
- Breathe through your nose. Keep your lips closed.
- Breathe normally for 30 seconds and take the second puff by repeating steps 4-7.
- Once you’re done, put the cover of the mouthpiece right away.
- Rinse your mouth with water. Do not swallow it.
Note: It is necessary to prime the inhaler when using it for the first time and when you haven’t used it for 5 consecutive days or more.
Some of the most common Dulera Inhaler side effects you may experience are:
Most side effects are mild. They also disappear without medical intervention. However, there are some severe adverse reactions that you have to watch out for. Contact your physician or healthcare provider if you experience severe hypertension, worsening breathing problems, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, mood changes, trouble sleeping, vision problems, tremors, seizure, increased thirst, increased urination, and signs of infection.
Do not use Dulera Inhaler if you have a known allergy to mometasone, formoterol, or any inactive ingredients this inhalation may have. Signs of allergy include red patches or skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, and breathing difficulty. If you start to develop an allergy, discontinue using the inhaler immediately and seek medical attention.
Talk to your physician about your current medical condition or any history of hypertension, hyperthyroidism, any form of infection, diabetes, bone loss, eye problem, aneurysm, pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland), or heart problem. Some conditions may affect how you respond to this medication.
Some medical conditions or interaction with certain medications may increase the risk of QT prolongation. Talk to your doctor if you have low potassium, low magnesium, a history of heart failure, or any family history of heart problems. Additionally, if you are taking any form of diuretics or “water pills”.
Practice good hygiene at all times and avoid being exposed to anyone who has an infection. Dulera Inhaler may mask signs of infection. Thus, it can make you more likely to harbor infection or worsen any infection you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Dulera a steroid inhaler?
The mometasone component of Dulera Inhaler is a steroid.
Can Dulera Inhaler be used as a rescue inhaler?
Dulera Inhaler is not a rescue inhaler and is not indicated to relieve sudden and severe symptoms.
Can pregnant women use Dulera Inhaler?
It is unknown whether this inhaler might cause harm to a fetus or an unborn child. If you are pregnant, use this medication only if the potential benefits are more significant than the potential risks.
Can breastfeeding women use Dulera Inhaler?
There’s no definite information on whether this inhaler could pass into the breastmilk.
How much does DuleraInhaler cost?
You can check Dulera Inhaler price at the top portion of this page. Feel free to send a message if there are more inquiries regarding this product.