What is Rotacap?

What is Rotacap?

Rotacaps® are capsules of powdered medication which are placed in a Rotahaler®. A Rotahaler is a plastic inhalation device which is breath activated. This means when you inhale, the Rotahaler releases medication from the Rotacap. When inhaled correctly, the medication has a better chance to reach the small airways.

When should I take Rotacap?

Adults: one or two Rotacaps (200-400 micrograms) inhaled via Rotahaler 3 or 4 times daily. The maximum dose is 12 Rotacaps in a 24 hour period.

Are Rotacaps harmful?

When the aerosol is used to prevent breathing difficulty during exercise, it is usually used 15 to 30 minutes before exercise. Common side effects include fast heartbeat, shakiness, and nervousness.

Is Rotacap a steroid?

How Foracort Rotacap works. Foracort 200 Rotacap is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Budesonide is a steroid.

What is Foracort used for?

Foracort 200 Synchrobreathe Inhaler belongs to the respiratory combination medication primarily used to treat asthma symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Asthma is a chronic (long-term) respiratory condition in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing.

How do you take Tiotropium?

Tiotropium comes as a capsule to use with a specially designed inhaler. You will use the inhaler to breathe in the dry powder contained in the capsules. Tiotropium is usually inhaled once a day in the morning or evening. To help you remember to inhale tiotropium, inhale it around the same time every day.

How do you use a Budecort inhaler?

Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor. Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How do you take Salbutamol Ventolin Rotacap?

Some patients obtain adequate relief with 2 mg (1 tablet) 3 or 4 times daily.

  1. Children 2-12 years: 2 mg (1 tablet) 3 or 4 times daily.
  2. Relief of Acute Bronchospasm: Adults: 200 or 400 micrograms.
  3. Prevention of Allergen or Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm: Adults: 400 micrograms before challenge or exertion.

What are the side effects of Rotacaps?

COMMON side effects

  • throat irritation.
  • a common cold.
  • a stuffy and runny nose.
  • urinary tract infection.
  • backache.
  • pain.
  • muscle tremors.
  • nausea.

Is budesonide a strong steroid?

Background & aims: Budesonide (BUD) is a potent steroid that undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism.