Dulera is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma. Dulera is sometimes prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms in people with food allergies. Since the FDA has not approved Dulera specifically for this usage, it may be considered “off-label.”
Dulera is a combination drug containing both Mometasone and Formoterol. Mometasone is a glucocorticoid steroid, a drug that suppresses the immune system. Mometasone is believed to work by reducing inflammation in the lungs, lowering the risk of bronchospasm. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator, a drug that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. Formoterol is believed to work by relaxing smooth muscles in the airways.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Dulera is taken twice a day.
Dulera comes in oral inhaler form.
The FDA-approved label for Dulera lists common side effects including hoarse, dry or irritated throat, upset stomach or stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn, muscle cramps or pain, coughing, blurred vision, nervousness, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, and shaking in any part of the body.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Dulera include increase in the risk for asthma-related death and infections such as pneumonia.
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