Fostair (Beclometasone + Formoterol) Nexthaler

  • Fast Acting Asthma Relief And Preventative Treatment
  • Active Ingredients: Beclometasone Dipropionate And Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Reduces Swelling, Inflammation And Irritation In The Lungs
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Fostair is an asthma treatment that contains two active ingredients- Beclometasone dipropionate and Formoterol fumarate dihydrate. These are inhaled orally, directly into the lungs. When combined the two substances make breathing easier and less painful, as well as reducing the common symptoms of asthma, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. They can also be used to help with the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Beclometasone dipropionate is an anti-inflammatory substance which is part of a group of medicines called corticosteroids will reduce swelling and irritation within the lungs.

Formoterol fumarate dihydrate is a muscle relaxer and is part of a group of medicines known as long-acting bronchodilators. It works by allowing the airways to breathe easier

See our other Asthma products, here.

How and when to use Fostair Nexthaler

Before taking this medication, always follow the advice and guidance given by your doctor and check with them or a nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use the inhaler.


Fostair can be prescribed by a doctor two different ways –

  • Used every day together with a separate reliever to help treat a sudden increase in asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing and breathlessness.
  • Used every day to help treat a sudden increase in asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing and breathlessness.

When using Fostair with a separate reliever, adults and the elderly should use the following recommendations:

  • A dose of one or two puffs a day, with a maximum of four daily puffs.

When using Fostair as your only inhaler, adults and the elderly should use the following recommendations–

  • One puff in the morning and one puff at night is the recommended daily dose.

If asthma symptoms arise take one puff on the inhaler and wait a few minutes. If the symptoms do not improve, take another puff on the inhaler. Do not take more than six reliever puffs per day on your Fostair inhaler. The maximum daily amount of puffs eight for an asthma inhaler.


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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.


The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
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


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
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Fostair can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
As with other inhaler treatments there is a risk of worsening shortness of breath and wheezing
immediately after using Fostair and this is known as paradoxical bronchospasm. If this occurs
you should STOP using Fostair immediately and use your quick-acting “reliever” inhaler
straightaway to treat the symptoms of shortness of breath and wheezing. You should contact your
doctor straightaway.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any hypersensitivity reactions like skin allergies, skin
itching, skin rash, reddening of the skin, swelling of the skin or mucous membranes especially of the
eyes, face, lips and throat.

Common (affecting less than 1 in 10 people):
Fungal infections (of the mouth and throat), headache, hoarseness, sore throat.
Pneumonia in COPD patients: Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking Fostair
as 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 complete list of site efffects see the Patient information leaflet.

Further Information

Take the asthma control Test

How to use your inhaler

How to use a Small Volume Spacer