Perforomist (Formoterol Fumarate)
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Formoterol Fumarate Information
(for moh' te rol)
- Remove one vial of formoterol inhalation solution from the foil pouch.
- Look at the liquid in the vial. It should be clear and colorless. Do not use the vial if the liquid is cloudy or discolored.
- Twist off the top of the vial and squeeze all of the liquid into the nebulizer reservoir. Do not mix other medications with formoterol in the reservoir.
- Connect the nebulizer reservoir to the mouthpiece or face mask.
- Connect the nebulizer to the compressor.
- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth or put on the face mask. Sit in an upright, comfortable position and turn on the compressor.
- Breathe in calmly, deeply, and evenly for about 9 minutes until mist stops forming in the nebulizer chamber.
- Dispose of the empty vial and its top safely, so that they are out of the reach of children.
Before using formoterol oral inhalation,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to formoterol, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in formoterol nebulizer solution. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor if you use another LABA such as such as arformoterol (Brovana), indacaterol (Arcapta), olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat, in Stiolto Respimat), salmeterol (Serevent, in Advair), or vilanterol (in Anoro Ellipta, Breo Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta). Your doctor will tell you which medication you should use and which medication you should stop using.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: aminophylline; amiodarone (Nexterone, Pacerone); antidepressant such as amitriptyline, desipramine (Norpramin), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline, or trimipramine (Surmontil); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL, others), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, Innopran), and sotalol (Betapace, Sorine); clonidine (Catapres); diet pills; disopyramide (Norpace); diuretics ('water pills'); dofetilide (Tikosyn); epinephrine (Primatene Mist); erythromycin (E.E.S, E-Mycin, Erythrocin); medications for colds such as phenylephrine (Sudafed PE), and pseudophedrine (Sudafed); monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), linezolid (Zyvox), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate); moxifloxacin (Avelox); pimozide (Orap); procainamide; quinidine (in Nuedexta);steroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), and prednisone (Rayos); theophylline (Theochron, Theo-24); and thioridazine. Many other medications may also interact with formoterol, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have asthma. Your doctor will tell you not to use formoterol inhalation unless you are using it along with an inhaled steroid medication.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had an irregular heartbeat; QT prolongation (an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to fainting, loss of consciousness, seizures, or sudden death); high blood pressure; seizures; diabetes; or heart, liver, or thyroid disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using formoterol, call your doctor.
- you should know that formoterol inhalation sometimes causes wheezing and difficulty breathing immediately after it is inhaled. If this happens, call your doctor right away. Do not use formoterol inhalation again unless your doctor tells you that you should.
- uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- dry mouth
- muscle cramps
- extreme tiredness
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- stuffed or runny nose
- sore throat
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain