What is Dulera Inhaler?
Dulera (generic name: mometasone furoate & formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is a prescription inhalation indicated to treat asthma among patients 12 years of age and above. It prevents and controls symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.
This is available in Dulera 200/5 mcg and 100/5 mcg per actuation, 120 inhalations.
How does Dulera Inhaler work?
Dulera Inhaler inhibits mediators and multiple cell types involved in inflammation and asthma response. It also increases cyclic AMP, which results in the relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle or bronchodilation.
How do I use Dulera Inhaler?
You must read the patient information guide and use this inhaler exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Administer your dose twice daily, once in the morning and evening. Make a dosing schedule to avoid missing your Dulera Inhaler dosage. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if there are additional questions regarding this inhaler.
Step by Step Medication Guide:
- Take the cap off from the mouthpiece. To start priming the inhaler, hold it in an upright position and shake it well.
- Hold it away from the face. Then, press the canister fully to release a puff. Shake & press four times. Then, check the counter. If it reads “120”, it means the inhaler is ready to use.
- Shake the inhaler again. Exhale deeply through the mouth.
- Put the mouthpiece inside the mouth and seal your lips around it. Inhale fully and deeply as you press the canister. Then, release the canister.
- Hold your breath for a minimum of ten seconds. Remove the mouthpiece from the mouth.
- Breathe through your nose with your lips closed.
- Breathe in a usual manner for 30 seconds and administer another puff by repeating steps 3-6.
- Once done, put the cover of the mouthpiece back.
- Wash your mouth with water and spit it out. Do not swallow. This is done to avoid throat irritation and yeast infection in the mouth.
Dulera Inhaler side effects
The common side effects of this oral inhaler are headache, dizziness, dry mouth, hoarseness, throat irritation, mild cough, and sinus pain. Whereas the severe side effects include hypertension, fever or any signs of infection, white patches on the mouth, persistent sore throat, muscle cramps, seizures, tremors, fainting, trouble sleeping, increased urination, persistent sore throat, mood changes, severe dizziness, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. Call your doctor immediately & seek medical attention if any severe adverse effects occur.
This prescription medication should not be used if you have a known allergic reaction to mometasone, formoterol, arformoterol, or any inactive ingredients this inhalation may contain. This inhaler is also contraindicated among people with a history of heart disease, tuberculosis, hypertension, seizures, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, osteoporosis, herpes, aneurysm, eye problems, and pheochromocytoma.
Due to possible drug interactions, you should also discuss all prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and supplements you are taking.
Your risk of QT prolongation may increase while on Dulera Inhaler. Consider this a medical emergency if you experience severe dizziness, fainting, and irregular heartbeat. Stay hydrated and stay away from diuretics to avoid this problem. You should also look out for hypokalemia and hyperkalemia, as these may further increase the risk of QT prolongation.
This prescription drug can also increase the risk of infection. You must observe good hygiene at all times and avoid coming in contact with people who have an infection, like chickenpox or measles.
Frequently Asked Question
1. Is Dulera inhalers safe for children with asthma?
Clinical trials have shown that this is safe for children and adolescents above the age of 12.
2. Can pregnant and breastfeeding moms use Dulera Inhaler?
There are still no definitive clinical studies to tell if Dulera Inhaler could cause harm to pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and their babies.
3. Is Dulera a steroid inhaler?
Yes, this oral inhalation contains a corticosteroid.
4. How much is Dulera Inhaler?
You may check Dulera Inhaler’s price from this page.
5. How is Dulera Inhaler classified?
This oral inhalation combines a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist.
6. Can I use Dulera Inhaler for asthma attacks?
This prescription inhaler is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used for acute bronchospasm or sudden asthma attacks.