Dulera (Formoterol/Mometasone) is a medication that is inhaled to control and prevent asthma symptoms such as wheezing in people who are 12 years and older. Dulera Inhalers contain a combination of formoterol and mometasone. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Mometasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Dulera must be used regularly to be effective. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks.
We currently have the brand name Dulera also called Zenhale from Canada manufactured by Merck. Dulera is available in the strength of 100mcg/5mcg/120 dose and 200mcg/5mcg/120 dose. There is no generic available for this medication.
The common side effects may include dry mouth, hoarseness, stuffy nose or throat irritation. The serious side effects may include:
• Blurred vision, eye pain;
• Changes in the shape or location of body fat;
• Symptoms of high blood sugar;
• Symptoms of low potassium;
• Pain in the chest, fast or pounding heartbeats, tremors, feeling restless;
• Sores or white patches in your mouth or throat;
• Wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems;
• Worsening asthma symptoms
You should not use Dulera if you are allergic to Formoterol or Mometasone. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about all the medications you are taking including OTC and herbal medications. It is unknown whether Formoterol and Mometasone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursng baby. You should inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Mometasone can also affect growth in children. Long–term use of steroids may lead to bone loss (osteoporosis).