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FORADIL 12 MICROGRAM DRY POWDER CAPSULES FOR INHALATION

Active substance(s): FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE / FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE / FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE

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• An allergic reaction such as if you feel faint (you






might have low blood pressure), have a rash, or
experience itching or facial swelling. This may
affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
If you feel you have muscle weakness, muscle
spasms or an abnormal heart rhythm (these
could mean you have a low blood potassium
level). This may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people.
If you feel you have an irregular heart beat or a
fast heart beat. This may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people
If you feel a crushing chest pain (symptoms of
angina pectoris). This may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people.

The side effects listed below have also been
reported.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Headache, tremor, palpitations.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Agitation, anxiety, feeling nervous, difficulties with
sleeping, dizziness, fast heart beat, throat
irritation, dry mouth, muscle cramps, muscle pain,
worsening of asthma.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Nausea
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people)
Distorted sense of taste, swelling of hands, ankles
or feet, variations in blood pressure. Excessive
thirst, frequent urination and tiredness over an
extended period of time (a possible indication of
high blood sugar).
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated
from the available data)
Headache and dizziness (symptoms of high blood
pressure), cough and rash.
Some of these effects may wear off as you get
used to the medicine.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Foradil after the expiry date which is
printed on the outside of the pack.
If your tablets become discoloured or show any
other signs of deterioration, consult your
pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking Foradil,
please take any unused capsules back to your
pharmacist to be destroyed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Each hard gelatin capsule contains 12 micrograms
of the active ingredient formoterol fumarate
dihydrate.
The capsules also contain lactose monohydrate,
gelatin, shellac, black iron oxide (E 172),
propylene glycol and ammonium hydroxide 28%.
Pack contains a cream plastic inhaling device with
a light blue base, press button and cap. Foradil is
a white inhalation powder in a clear capsule with
‘CG’ printed in black on the body and ‘FXF’ printed
in black on the cap.
The pack contains an inhaler and a blister pack
containing 60 capsules.
Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
Foradil is manufactured by Novartis Poland Sp.
z.o.o., ul. Marynarska 15, 02-674 Warsaw, Poland
and procured from within the EU.
Product Licence Holder: LTT Pharma Limited,
Redditch, B98 0RE and repackaged by Lexon
(UK) Ltd, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 33723/0089

If any of the symptoms become troublesome,
or if you notice anything else not mentioned
here, please go and see your doctor. He/she
may want to give you a different medicine.

Foradil is a registered trademark of Astellas
Pharma Inc.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects you can provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see
or read?
Phone Lexon (UK)
Limited,
Tel: 01527 505414 to
obtain the leaflet in a
format suitable for you.

5. How to store Foradil
Do not store above 25oC.
Store in the original package.
Protect from heat.
Protect from moisture.
Do not take the capsules out of the blister pack
until you need them.

Leaflet revision date: 22/03/17

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Ref:LTT0089/220317/1/F

®

Foradil 12 microgram Dry Powder Capsules for Inhalation
(formoterol fumarate)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet (see section 4).
Your medicine is called Foradil 12 microgram Dry
Powder Capsules for Inhalation, throughout this
leaflet it will be referred to as Foradil.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Foradil is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Foradil
3. How to take Foradil
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Foradil
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Foradil is and what it is used for
The Foradil pack includes a blister pack of
capsules containing the medicine and an inhaler
device for taking the medicine. The capsules are
for inhalation use only. Instructions for using the
inhaler are given later on in the leaflet.
The active ingredient in this medicine is
formoterol. Formoterol is one of a group of
medicines called long-acting bronchodilators. It
makes breathing easier by relaxing muscle
spasms in the air passages of the lungs.

• Foradil is used to treat asthma in people who
are already taking inhaled steroids but still have
symptoms such as wheezing and
breathlessness.
Taking Foradil regularly together with inhaled
steroids will help to prevent breathing problems.

• Foradil is also used to treat breathing problems
in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD).
2. Before you take Foradil
Do not take Foradil if:
• you are allergic to formoterol fumarate dihydrate
or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
Foradil is not suitable for children under six years
of age.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Foradil if you:
• are taking any other asthma medicine
• suffer from any heart problems

• have high blood pressure
• have an overactive thyroid gland
• have an aneurysm (area where an artery is
swollen because the wall of the artery is weak)

• have a heart disorder such as abnormal



electrical signal called “prolongation of QT
interval”
are diabetic
have pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal
gland that can affect blood pressure)

Other medicines and Foradil
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, particularly:
• Medicines for heart conditions including irregular
heart beats, angina and heart failure
• Medicines for high blood pressure
• Beta blockers (either as tablets or eye drops)
• Water tablets (diuretics)
• Medicines for depression, for example,
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or
tricyclics
• Anti-histamines or cold remedies (including any
bought from the chemist)
• Medicines called ‘steroids’. Your doctor will know
which these are.
• Sympathomimetic agents, which are
adrenaline-like medicines used to treat asthma
and nasal congestion.
• Phenothiazines, which are a group of medicines
which control mental disorders such as
schizophrenia, mania, psychotic conditions and
anxiety.
• Xanthines, for example theophylline or
aminophylline, which are a class of medicines
used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive
airways diseases.
• Macrolides (for example Erythromycin) used to
treat bacterial infections.
• Anaesthetics like Halogenated hydrocarbons
(for example Halothane). These drugs are used
to produce anaesthesia during surgery.
• Anticholinergic drugs (for example Ipratropium
bromide) used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
and genitourinary disorders
Other special warnings
• You must not use Foradil to treat a sudden
asthma attack. Your doctor will have given you
another inhaler (a ‘reliever’) for this.
• It is very important to keep using your other
asthma medicines, (inhaled steroids known as a
‘preventer’), regularly. DO NOT stop using them
or change the dose when you start using
Foradil.
• If you feel that you are getting breathless or
wheezy while you are using Foradil, you
should continue to use it, but go to see your
doctor as soon as possible in case you
need another medicine.





Treatment with Foradil may lead to your blood
level of potassium becoming too low. This may
make you more susceptible to abnormal heart
rhythm. Therefore, your doctor may monitor your
blood level of potassium, especially if you have
severe asthma.
Treatment with Foradil may lead to increased
sugar levels in the blood. Therefore, you might
need to monitor your blood sugar levels if you
are diabetic

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
In some patients, Foradil has been reported to
cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or
operate machinery.

The effects of this medicine will normally last for
12 hours. If you do get attacks of wheezing
between doses, do not take extra doses of Foradil.
Your doctor will have prescribed another medicine
for this purpose. If you are not sure about this,
check with your doctor.
• Do not stop or reduce the dose of Foradil or any
other medicine for your breathing just because
you feel better, without talking to your doctor
first. It is very important to use these medicines
regularly.
• Do not increase your dose of Foradil without
talking to your doctor first.
• If you feel sick or very shaky or if you have an
unusually fast heart beat, your Foradil dose
may be too high. Tell your doctor as soon as
possible.
How to use the capsules with the inhaler
device
A child should be shown how to use the inhaler
correctly and should only use it with the
help of an adult.

3. Take one of today's
capsules out of the
blister strip. Place it in
the capsule-shaped
compartment in the
base of the inhaler. It
is important that you
remove the capsule
from the blister pack
only immediately
before you use it.

4. Twist the mouthpiece
to the closed position
until it clicks.
8. If you have heard the whirring noise, hold your
breath for as long as you comfortably can
while taking the inhaler out of your mouth.
Then breathe normally. Open the inhaler to see
if any powder is still in the capsule. If there is
still powder in the capsule repeat steps 6 to 8.

Foradil contains lactose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
5. Keeping the inhaler
upright, firmly squeeze
the two blue buttons
once only. This will
pierce the capsule.
Release the buttons.
Although the capsule
is now pierced, the
powder will not be
released until you
inhale it.

3. How to take Foradil
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Foradil capsules must only be used with the
inhaler provided. You must not try to inhale them
using another inhaler. Also, do not put other types
of capsules into the inhaler supplied with Foradil.
Do not swallow the capsules. The contents of
the capsule must be inhaled using the inhaler
provided.

1. Pull off the cap.

For the treatment of asthma
Adults and the elderly
• The usual dose is 1 puff (1 capsule=1 puff)
morning and evening.
• The usual dose for more severe cases is 2 puffs
(2 capsules) morning and evening.
• You should not take more than 4 capsules in a
day.
Children aged 6 and over
• The usual dose is 1 puff (1 capsule=1 puff)
morning and evening.
• A child should not take more than 2 capsules in
a day.
When you have asthma you must also be
taking an inhaled steroid at the same time as
Foradil.
For the treatment of COPD (Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Adults and the elderly
• The usual dose is 1 puff in the morning and
evening.
Children under 18
• Not applicable.

You should hear the capsule spinning in the
inhaler. If you do not hear this whirring noise, the
capsule may be stuck in the compartment. If this
occurs, open the inhaler and loosen the capsule
by prising it out of the compartment. Do not try to
loosen the capsule by repeatedly pressing the
buttons.

6. Breathe out fully.

9. After use, tip out the empty capsule and close
the mouthpiece.
10. Replace the cap.
11. If you need to clean the inhaler, wipe the
mouthpiece and capsule compartment with a
dry cloth or a clean soft brush.
Very occasionally, very small pieces of the capsule
shell can get in the mouth. If this happens, you
may be able to feel these pieces on your tongue.
The capsule shell is made of gelatin which is
harmless to humans, and will soften or dissolve in
the mouth and be swallowed. The chances of this
happening will be increased if the capsule is
pierced many times (Step 5); hence it is
recommended that you do this only once for each
capsule.
If you forget to take Foradil
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. Then go on as before. Do not double
the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
What if you take too much?
If you, or anyone else, accidentally takes too
much, tell your doctor or your nearest hospital
casualty department immediately. Take your
medicine pack with you so that people can see
what you have taken.

2. Hold the base of the
inhaler firmly and turn
the mouthpiece in the
direction of the arrow
on the bottom of the
mouthpiece to open.
7. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and tilt
your head slightly backwards. Close your
lips around the mouthpiece and breathe in as
quickly and as deeply as you can. As you
breathe in, you will inhale the medicine into
your lungs.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop using Foradil and tell your doctor straight
away if you notice:
• Bronchospasm with wheezing or coughing and
difficulty in breathing. This may affect up to 1 in
100 people.
Ref:LTT0089/220317/1/B

• An allergic reaction such as if you feel faint (you






might have low blood pressure), have a rash, or
experience itching or facial swelling. This may
affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
If you feel you have muscle weakness, muscle
spasms or an abnormal heart rhythm (these
could mean you have a low blood potassium
level). This may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people.
If you feel you have an irregular heart beat or a
fast heart beat. This may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people
If you feel a crushing chest pain (symptoms of
angina pectoris). This may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people.

The side effects listed below have also been
reported.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Headache, tremor, palpitations.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Agitation, anxiety, feeling nervous, difficulties with
sleeping, dizziness, fast heart beat, throat
irritation, dry mouth, muscle cramps, muscle pain,
worsening of asthma.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Nausea
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people)
Distorted sense of taste, swelling of hands, ankles
or feet, variations in blood pressure. Excessive
thirst, frequent urination and tiredness over an
extended period of time (a possible indication of
high blood sugar).
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated
from the available data)
Headache and dizziness (symptoms of high blood
pressure), cough and rash.
Some of these effects may wear off as you get
used to the medicine.
If any of the symptoms become troublesome,
or if you notice anything else not mentioned
here, please go and see your doctor. He/she
may want to give you a different medicine.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects you can provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Formoterol
Do not store above 25oC.
Store in the original package.
Protect from heat.
Protect from moisture.
Do not take the capsules out of the blister pack
until you need them.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Formoterol after the expiry date which
is printed on the outside of the pack.
If your tablets become discoloured or show any
other signs of deterioration, consult your
pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking Formoterol ,
please take any unused capsules back to your
pharmacist to be destroyed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Each hard gelatin capsule contains 12 micrograms
of the active ingredient formoterol fumarate
dihydrate.
The capsules also contain lactose monohydrate,
gelatin, shellac, black iron oxide (E 172),
propylene glycol and ammonium hydroxide 28%.
Pack contains a cream plastic inhaling device with
a light blue base, press button and cap.
Formoterol is a white inhalation powder in a clear
capsule with ‘CG’ printed in black on the body and
‘FXF’ printed in black on the cap.
The pack contains an inhaler and a blister pack
containing 60 capsules.
Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
Formoterol is manufactured by Novartis Poland
Sp. z.o.o., ul. Marynarska 15, 02-674 Warsaw,
Poland and procured from within the EU.
Product Licence Holder: LTT Pharma Limited,
Redditch, B98 0RE and repackaged by Lexon
(UK) Ltd, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 33723/0089

Leaflet revision date: 22/03/17

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see
or read?
Phone Lexon (UK)
Limited,
Tel: 01527 505414 to
obtain the leaflet in a
format suitable for you.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Ref:LTT0089/220317/2/F

Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate 12 microgram Dry Powder
Capsules for Inhalation
(formoterol fumarate)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet (see section 4).
Your medicine is called Formoterol fumarate
dihydrate 12 microgram Dry Powder Capsules for
Inhalation, throughout this leaflet it will be referred
to as Formoterol.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Formoterol is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Formoterol
3. How to take Formoterol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Formoterol
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Formoterol is and what it is used for
The Formoterol pack includes a blister pack of
capsules containing the medicine and an inhaler
device for taking the medicine. The capsules are
for inhalation use only. Instructions for using the
inhaler are given later on in the leaflet.
The active ingredient in this medicine is formoterol. Formoterol is one of a group of medicines
called long-acting bronchodilators. It makes
breathing easier by relaxing muscle spasms in the
air
passages of the lungs.

• Formoterol is used to treat asthma in people
who
are already taking inhaled steroids but still have
symptoms such as wheezing and
breathlessness. Taking Formoterol regularly
together with inhaled steroids will help to prevent
breathing problems.
• Formoterol is also used to treat breathing
problems in patients with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD).
2. Before you take Formoterol
Do not take Formoterol if:

• you are allergic to formoterol or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Formoterol is not suitable for children under six
years of age.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Formoterol if you:
• are taking any other asthma medicine
• suffer from any heart problems
• have high blood pressure
• have an overactive thyroid gland
• have an aneurysm (area where an artery is
swollen because the wall of the artery is weak)
• have a heart disorder such as abnormal
electrical signal called “prolongation of QT
interval”
• are diabetic
• have pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal
gland that can affect blood pressure)
Other medicines and Formoterol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, particularly:
• Medicines for heart conditions including irregular
heart beats, angina and heart failure
• Medicines for high blood pressure
• Beta blockers (either as tablets or eye drops)
• Water tablets (diuretics)
• Medicines for depression, for example,
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or
tricyclics
• Anti-histamines or cold remedies (including any
bought from the chemist)
• Medicines called ‘steroids’. Your doctor will know
which these are.
• Sympathomimetic agents, which are
adrenaline-like medicines used to treat asthma
and nasal congestion.
• Phenothiazines, which are a group of medicines
which control mental disorders such as
schizophrenia, mania, psychotic conditions and
anxiety.
• Xanthines, for example theophylline or
aminophylline, which are a class of medicines
used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive
airways diseases.
• Macrolides (for example Erythromycin) used to
treat bacterial infections.
• Anaesthetics like Halogenated hydrocarbons
(for example Halothane). These drugs are used
to produce anaesthesia during surgery.
• Anticholinergic drugs (for example Ipratropium
bromide) used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
and genitourinary disorders
Other special warnings
• You must not use Formoterol to treat a sudden
asthma attack. Your doctor will have given you
another inhaler (a ‘reliever’) for this.
• It is very important to keep using your other
asthma medicines, (inhaled steroids known as a
‘preventer’), regularly. DO NOT stop using them
or change the dose when you start using
Formoterol .
• If you feel that you are getting breathless or
wheezy while you are using Formoterol, you
should continue to use it, but go to see your
doctor as soon as possible in case you
need another medicine.



Treatment with Formoterol may lead to your
blood level of potassium becoming too low. This
may make you more susceptible to abnormal
heart rhythm. Therefore, your doctor may
monitor your blood level of potassium, especial-

ly



if you have severe asthma.
Treatment with Formoterol may lead to
increased sugar levels in the blood. Therefore,
you might need to monitor your blood sugar
levels if you are diabetic

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
In some patients, Formoterol has been reported
to cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive
or operate machinery.

The effects of this medicine will normally last for
12 hours. If you do get attacks of wheezing
between doses, do not take extra doses of
Formoterol . Your doctor will have prescribed
another medicine for this purpose. If you are not
sure about this, check with your doctor.
• Do not stop or reduce the dose of Formoterol or
any other medicine for your breathing just
because you feel better, without talking to your
doctor first. It is very important to use these
medicines regularly.
• Do not increase your dose of Formoterol without
talking to your doctor first.
• If you feel sick or very shaky or if you have an
unusually fast heart beat, your Formoterol dose
may be too high. Tell your doctor as soon as
possible.
How to use the capsules with the inhaler
device
A child should be shown how to use the inhaler
correctly and should only use it with the
help of an adult.

Formoterol contains lactose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Formoterol capsules must only be used with the
inhaler provided. You must not try to inhale them
using another inhaler. Also, do not put other types
of capsules into the inhaler supplied with
Formoterol .

For the treatment of asthma
Adults and the elderly
• The usual dose is 1 puff (1 capsule=1 puff)
morning and evening.
• The usual dose for more severe cases is 2 puffs
(2 capsules) morning and evening.
• You should not take more than 4 capsules in a
day.
Children aged 6 and over
• The usual dose is 1 puff (1 capsule=1 puff)
morning and evening.
• A child should not take more than 2 capsules in
a day.
When you have asthma you must also be
taking an inhaled steroid at the same time as
Formoterol .
For the treatment of COPD (Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Adults and the elderly
• The usual dose is 1 puff in the morning and
evening.
Children under 18
• Not applicable.

You should hear the capsule spinning in the
inhaler. If you do not hear this whirring noise, the
capsule may be stuck in the compartment. If this
occurs, open the inhaler and loosen the capsule
by prising it out of the compartment. Do not try to
loosen the capsule by repeatedly pressing the
buttons.

4. Twist the mouthpiece
to the closed position
until it clicks.
8. If you have heard the whirring noise, hold your
breath for as long as you comfortably can
while taking the inhaler out of your mouth.
Then breathe normally. Open the inhaler to see
if any powder is still in the capsule. If there is
still powder in the capsule repeat steps 6 to 8.

5. Keeping the inhaler
upright, firmly squeeze
the two blue buttons
once only. This will
pierce the capsule.
Release the buttons.
Although the capsule
is now pierced, the
powder will not be
released until you
inhale it.

3. How to take Formoterol

Do not swallow the capsules. The contents of
the capsule must be inhaled using the inhaler
provided.

3. Take one of today's
capsules out of the
blister strip. Place it in
the capsule-shaped
compartment in the
base of the inhaler. It
is important that you
remove the capsule
from the blister pack
only immediately
before you use it.

1. Pull off the cap.

6. Breathe out fully.

9. After use, tip out the empty capsule and close
the mouthpiece.
10. Replace the cap.
11. If you need to clean the inhaler, wipe the
mouthpiece and capsule compartment with a
dry cloth or a clean soft brush.
Very occasionally, very small pieces of the capsule
shell can get in the mouth. If this happens, you
may be able to feel these pieces on your tongue.
The capsule shell is made of gelatin which is
harmless to humans, and will soften or dissolve in
the mouth and be swallowed. The chances of this
happening will be increased if the capsule is
pierced many times (Step 5); hence it is
recommended that you do this only once for each
capsule.
If you forget to take Formoterol
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. Then go on as before. Do not
double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
What if you take too much?
If you, or anyone else, accidentally takes too
much, tell your doctor or your nearest hospital
casualty department immediately. Take your
medicine pack with you so that people can see
what you have taken.

2. Hold the base of the
inhaler firmly and turn
the mouthpiece in the
direction of the arrow
on the bottom of the
mouthpiece to open.
7. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and tilt
your head slightly backwards. Close your
lips around the mouthpiece and breathe in as
quickly and as deeply as you can. As you
breathe in, you will inhale the medicine into
your lungs.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop using Formoterol and tell your doctor
straight away if you notice:
• Bronchospasm with wheezing or coughing and
difficulty in breathing. This may affect up to 1 in
100 people.
Ref:LTT0089/220317/2/B

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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