What is Formoterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Formoterol is used for maintenance treatment of asthma and prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease; for maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in patients with COPD; and prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5 9
Bronchiectasis 2 2
Cystic fibrosis 2 2
Bronchitis 1 1
Emphysema 1 1

Show all 6 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 6
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Formoterol

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Deep itching 1
Dry mouth 1
Dry skin 1
Fatigue 1
Hair loss 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Formoterol

Dosage Patients
72 mcg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Formoterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Formoterol

Duration

Currently taking Formoterol

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Formoterol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 8
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 10
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Formoterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 2
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 1
Montelukast (Singulair) 1

Patients stopped taking Formoterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 1
Olodaterol-Tiotropium (Stiolto Respimat) 1
Tiotropium inhaler (Spiriva HandiHaler) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Formoterol

Jul 29, 2017 (Started Feb 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: the benefits of this drug continues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Feb 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: It continues to help the exhalation of air.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 5, 2015 (Started Feb 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: this med continues to help the exhalation of air and this makes breathing easier.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2013 (Started Feb 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: This seems to help Spiriva achieve it's benefits.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2011 (Started Nov 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for emphysema)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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