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Formoterol is used to treat or prevent airway spasms due to asthma or COPD, as well as to prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks. The drug works by opening up the airways and allowing more air to get into and through the lungs. It comes in a capsule, which is punctured and inhaled using an Aerolizer. Common side effects include shakiness, nausea, and chest infections.
What Is Formoterol?Formoterol fumarate (Foradil®) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms (called bronchospasms) caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also approved to prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks.
Possible Side Effects
- Bronchitis or other infections
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Shakiness (tremors)