Duoresp Spiromax (Budesonide + Formoterol) Inhaler

  • Preventative Asthma Treatment
  • Active Ingredients: Budesonide And Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Reduces Swelling, Inflammation And Irritation In The Lungs
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription

 

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Description

Duoresp

Duoresp is part of a group of medicines called corticosteroids (also known as steroids) which is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains two active ingredients- budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Budesonide works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs, making breathing easier whilst Formoterol fumarate dihydrate works by relaxing the muscles in the airways.

See our other Asthma products, here.

How and when to use Duoresp

It is important that you use DuoResp Spiromax every day to prevent asthma symptoms developing, even if none are present at the time.

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Dosage

For Asthma

For Adults (18 years and over) the recommended dosage is:

  • 1 inhalation (actuation), twice a day.

Your doctor may prescribe that you increase your dosage to 2 inhalations, twice a day. If your symptoms are well controlled, your doctor may prescribe to take your medicine once a day.

You should always keep your reliever inhaler with you as a separate medicine to treat sudden asthma symptoms such as breathlessness and wheezing. You should not use DuoResp Spiromax for this.

For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

For Adults (18 years and over) the recommended dosage is:

  • 1 inhalation- twice a day.

Your doctor may also prescribe a separate bronchodilator medicine to treat COPD disease such as an anticholinergic (i.e. tiotropium or ipratropium bromide)

Symptoms

The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
breathlessness
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
coughing
The symptoms can also sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Asthma attacks can get worse very quickly. If you are struggling to breathe or have asthma symptoms that are not getting better, go to the hospital immediately or call an ambulance.

How to use your inhaler

How to use a Small Volume Spacer

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Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
breathlessness
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
coughing
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Treatments

The main types are:

reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time (e.g salbutamol)
preventer inhalers (steroid) – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.

Causes and triggers

Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.

It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:

allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
smoke, pollution and cold air
exercise
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following happen to you, stop using DuoResp Spiromax and talk to your doctor
immediately:
Rare side effects: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
 Swelling of your face, particularly around your mouth (tongue and/or throat and/or difficulty to swallow)
or hives together with difficulties to breathe (angioedema) and/or sudden feeling of faintness. This may
mean that you are having an allergic reaction, which may also include rash and itching.
 Bronchospasm (tightening of the muscles in the airways which causes wheezing and shortness of
breath). If the wheezing comes on suddenly after using this medicine stop using it and talk to your doctor
immediately.
Very rare side effects: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
 Sudden acute wheezing and/or shortness of breath immediately after using your inhaler (also referred to
as ‘paradoxical bronchospasm’. If either of these symptoms occur, stop using DuoResp Spiromax
straightaway and use your ’reliever inhaler’ Contact your doctor immediately as you may need to have
your treatment changed.
Other possible side effects:
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
 Palpitations (awareness of your heart beating), trembling or shaking. If these effects occur, they are
usually mild and usually disappear as you continue to use DuoResp Spiromax.
 Thrush (a fungal infection) in the mouth. This is less likely to occur if you rinse your mouth out with
water after using your medicine.
 Mild sore throat, coughing and a hoarse voice.
 Headache.
 Pneumonia (infection to the lung) in COPD patients.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking DuoResp Spiromax they could be symptoms
of a lung infection:
 Fever or chills
 Increased mucus production, change in mucus colour
 Increased cough or increased breathing difficulties

For a full list of side effects seePatient information leaflet.

Further Information

Patient Information Leaflet

Take the asthma control Test

How to use your inhaler

How to use a Small Volume Spacer