Formoterol Mometasone Alcohol Interaction

Formoterol Mometasone Alcohol

Formoterol and mometasone. Formoterol is a long acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing and Mometasone is a steroid that prevent the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This drug is used as a maintenance treatment in adults and chidren older than 12.It is used as an inhalor.

This drug is not used to treat an asthma or bronchospasm attack but is usually used for maintenance after other asthma drugs have failed.

It is suggested that you discuss the moderate consumption of alcohol with your physician while using this medication.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using you should advise your consultant if you are allergic to any drugs, if you have tuberculosis, an active infection, herpes infection of the eye, heart disease, liver disease, low bone mineral density, glaucoma or cataracts, epilepsy, seizure, diabetes or a thyroid disorder.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are headache, stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, change in menstrual period, hoarseness or deep voice, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, back pain, muscle cramps, sore throat, dry mouth, cough, stuffy nose, skin rash or itching. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are sores or white patches in your mouth or throat, wheezing, choking or other breathing difficulties after use, blurred vision, eye pain, see halos around lights, changes in shape or location of body fat on body, confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increase in urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, tremors, feeling restless, seizure, increase in thirst or hunger, frequent urination or worsening asthma symptoms. If these occur get emergency medical aid.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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