Asthma Home > Formoterol Fumarate (Foradil)

If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may benefit from taking formoterol fumarate (Foradil®). This medication belongs to a class of asthma drugs known as beta-adrenergic receptor agonists, or beta agonists for short.
Most people are able to use this prescription product without any problems. However, as with any medicine, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported reactions include:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Shakiness (tremors).
This medication comes in capsule form and is inhaled using a Foradil Aerolizer®. Your particular dosage will depend on whether you take this product on a regular basis or if you only take it when needed to prevent exercise-induced asthma.
(Click Formoterol to learn more about this product, including generic availability, other side effects to be aware of, and how the drug performed in clinical trials.)
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