Foradil Aerolizer; Perforomist
Foradil; Oxeze Turbuhaler
- In people with asthma, long-acting puffers (inhalers) like this drug raise the chance of asthma-related deaths. Talk with the doctor.
- Long-acting puffers (inhalers) like this drug may raise the chance of asthma-related hospital stays in children and teens. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give this drug to treat asthma if your child is not using a long-term asthma-control drug like a breathed-in steroid. Do not give this drug to treat asthma if your child’s asthma is well controlled by a long-term asthma-control drug.
- It is used to treat asthma.
- It is used to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
Liquid for breathing in:
- If your child has been given this form of this drug, talk with the doctor for information about all of the benefits and risks. Talk with the doctor if you have questions or concerns about giving this drug to your child.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child is allergic to milk, talk with the doctor.
- If your child is having a breathing attack.
- If your child is taking or will be taking another drug like this one.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- This drug is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with the doctor. This drug can raise blood sugar.
- Call the doctor right away if your child has breathing problems that get worse, if the rescue inhaler does not work as well, or if your child needs to use the rescue inhaler more often.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of low potassium levels like muscle pain or weakness, muscle cramps, or a heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very nervous and excitable.
- Fast breathing.
- Fever or chills.
- Sore throat.
- Very bad headache.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Change in voice.
- This drug can cause very bad breathing problems right after your child takes a dose. Sometimes, this may be life-threatening. If your child has trouble breathing, breathing that is worse, wheezing, or coughing after using this drug, have your child use a rescue inhaler and get medical help right away.
- Upset stomach.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Belly pain.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Give as you have been told, even if your child feels well.
- Do not use this drug more than 2 times in a day. Space doses by about 12 hours.
- For breathing in only by a puffer (inhaler) into the lungs.
- Do not let your child swallow the capsule. The contents of the capsule will be breathed into the lungs.
- Check your child’s puffer (inhaler) use with the doctor at each visit. Read and follow facts on how to use the puffer. Make sure your child uses the puffer the right way.
- Have your child rinse out the mouth after each use. Do not let your child swallow the rinse water. Have your child spit it out.
- Put the cap back on after your child is done using a dose.
- Do not use a spacer with the puffer (inhaler).
- Use new puffer (inhaler) with each refill.
- If working out or playing sports causes your child signs, give at least 15 minutes before your child does it. Do not give 1 more dose for at least 12 hours.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is given on an as needed basis for asthma caused by working out. Do not give more often than every 12 hours unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store capsules in the original container. Use right after opening.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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