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Oxis Turbuhaler

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Generic Name: Eformoterol fumarate dihydrate
Product Name: Oxis Turbuhaler


Used for maintenance treatment of asthma in patients receiving inhaled or oral corticosteroids. Maintenance treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Relax bronchial smooth muscle by stimulating beta 2 adrenoreceptors, thus increasing airway diameterOnset of action 1 to 3 minutesLong duration of action (>12hours)

Dose advice

AdultDPI (Foradile): 12-24mcg (1-2 capsules) twice dailyDPI (Oxis Turbuhaler): 6-12mcg twice daily, maximum daily dose 48mcgChild > 5 yearsDPI (Foradile):12mcg (1 capsule) twice dailyChild > 12 yearsDPI (Oxis Turbuhaler):6-12mcg twice daily, maximum daily dose 24mcg



Common side effects


Uncommon side effects

Increased heart rate (which can also lead to paroxysmal tachyarrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia)Muscle crampsAgitationHyperactivity in childrenInsomniaHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and hypokalaemia (low blood potassium) when drug taken in high doses

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 20 October, 2015


Created by: myVMC