Fullform Rotacaps 400 (Beclomethasone)
Beclomethasone (Rotacaps 400)
Beclometasone (Rotacaps) is used to treat runny nose, swelling and itching of the nose due to allergy (allergic rhinitis), hay fever and ulcerative colitis. Beclometasone reduces inflammation, swelling and irritation in nose and helps to relieve itching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose. It is also used in asthma and ulcerative colitis.
How Beclomethasone works
Rotacaps belongs to a class of medications called corticost***ids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.
Common side effects
• Swelling of lips and ankle,
• Stuffy or runny nose,
• Changes in vision,
• Headache and nausea may occur,
• Swelling of face or skin or throat or tongue,
• Sore throat,
• Swelling of hands and feet,
• Back pain,
• Speech problems,
• Swelling of eyes,
• Difficulty breathing or swallowing,
• Slow or difficult speech
Formoterol is used for treatment of wheezing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) It is also used to treat bronchospasm (constriction of air passages) in people with night time asthma.
How it works
Formoterol belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.
Common side effects
• Mild stomach pain,
• Nausea and/or vomiting,
• Muscle pain,
Expert Advice of Beclomethasone
• Do not stop taking beclometasone tablets even if you feel better follow your doctor?s advice when and how to stop.
• Beclometasone should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
• Do not start or continue the beclometasone spray/tablet and consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.
• Some people may feel sleepy after taking beclometasone. Avoid driving or performing activities that require alertness till you know how the drug affects you.
Q: How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
A: The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor.
Q: Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
A: Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication.
Q: Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
A: Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain.
Q: Is beclometasone safe?
A: Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is formoterol a st***id?
A: Formoterol belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It is not a st***id.
Q: How does formoterol work? How long does it take to work and how long does it stay in the body?
A: Formoterol belongs to a class of medication called long acting beta agonists. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe. Formoterol works best if taken before exercising or heavy work and another dose should not be taken in the next 12 hours. It is a long acting drug which is known to be effective for 12 hours in the body.
Q: What form does formoterol come in? What is formoterol fumarate/formoterol fumarate dihydrate/formoterol and budesonide/formoterol and advair?
A: Formoterol comes as a powder filled capsule for inhaler and a solution for nebulizer use. Formoterol fumarate and formoterol fumerate dihydrate are different formulations of formoterol. Budesonide is a st***id which may be prescribed by the doctor along with formoterol. Advair is another long acting beta agonist which is the brand name for salmeterol and fluticasone.
Q: Is Rotacaps safe?
A: Rotacaps is safe when taken as per the directions of the doctor.
Q: is formoterol banned?
A: Formoterol is not banned.
Q: Does formoterol cause weight gain?
A: There are no studies showing that formoterol causes weight gain.
Q: Does formoterol cause death/asthma-related death?
A: Formoterol may increase risk of asthma-related death. It depends on the condition and co-morbidities and is individual response.
Q: Should formoterol be taken by pregnant women?
A: Formoterol should be taken by pregnant women only under the strict instructions and guidance of a doctor.