Fostair Pink Asthma Inhaler
- Fast Acting Asthma Relief And Preventative Treatment
- Active Ingredients: Beclometasone Dipropionate And Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
- Reduces Swelling, Inflammation And Irritation In The Lungs
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
£53.99 – £152.99
Fostair Pink Inhaler in the UK with Next Day Delivery
What is Fostair Inhaler 200 6 Fostair 100 6 ?
Fostair is an asthma treatment which 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).
Fostair (Beclometasone, Formoterol)
Fostair comprises a pressurized inhalation which contains two active substances, Beclometasone dipropionate and Formoterol fumarate dihydrate, inhaled orally, directly into the lungs.
Beclometasone dipropionate is an anti-inflammatory, reducing the irritation and swelling in the lungs. It belongs to a group of medicine called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids can be regularly taken if a person is breastfeeding or pregnant, this however comes with risk and will only be prescribed if the risk of not being treated outweighs the risk of the medicine.
Formoterol fumarate dihydrate is a muscle relaxer, allowing the airways to breathe easier. It belongs to a group of medicines known as long-acting bronchodilators.
These two substances combine to make breathing easier and less painful, as well as reducing the common symptoms of asthma, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
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.
Patient information leaflet.
Take the asthma control Test
How to use your inhaler
How to use a Small Volume Spacer
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
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.