What is Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fostair inhaler


This is a combination of beclomethasone and formoterol. It is an inhalant preparation that is used for maintenance treatment of asthma. Beclomethasone is a corticosteroid and formoterol is a long-acting beta agonist.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 15 7
Breathlessness 2 0
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2 0
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Chest pain 1 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 1
Sore throat 1


Based on patients currently taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 intl units twice daily 1
100 mcg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler


Currently taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 3
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Fluticasone (Flovent) 1

Patients stopped taking Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 1
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler.