Experiences with Fostair

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Level of
Satisfaction

Level of Satisfaction 50%

What patients say...

Effectiveness 76%
Quantity of side effects 51%
Severity of side effects 46%
Ease of use 76%

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R03AK08
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Fostair

09/04/2018 | | 67moderated by Henry
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/60) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

started really well, then sore throat after 2 days , turned into swollen glands in throat difficulty in swallowing, fungal infection in mouth, but most of all really bad indigestion, tried pharmacist no help so back to GP for serratide
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Fostair

02/03/2018 | | 64moderated by Philip
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/6) for asthma

I have had mild asthma for over 30 years(I'm 64) and have always used brown and blue inhalers. Brown preventers never really worked so I used 3 to 4 puffs of the reliever a day. Three months ago my new GP prescribed Fostair and from the first puff I have had no wheeziness at all, not even a trace of it. GP prescribed 4 puffs a day which I cut down to 2 after a month then to just one. Occasiona...
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Fostair

08/08/2017 | | 58moderated by Henry
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100) for asthma

Foster inhaler. Since I was switched from Sererite to Foster my coughing, okay let's say cough attacks have increased dramatically. I didn't initially think that it was anything to do with this medicine but now I've switched back to seretide 50/500 and my cough has got a lot better. So now I just need to find something for breathlessness...
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Fostair

20/07/2017 | | 51moderated by Susan
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (6mg/100mg/do) for asthma

After Seretide, the lung specialist moved me on to Foster. While I find the inhaler awkward because there's no counter on it, the medicine itself is good: since I've been using it I haven't had any asthma attacks. What is irritating though is the idea that (and it's been listed as a possible side effect) I'm really hoarse and that I've got a frog in my throat. But, fair enough, better than asthma.
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Fostair

17/06/2017 | | 61moderated by Henry
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/6) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Foster is definitely different to Seretide. Foster is better because it gets further into your lungs. I have much more faith in it than Seretide. Plus, Seretide can genuinely cause lung infections.
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Fostair

09/11/2016 | | 59moderated by Susan
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (1957) for pneumonia

After contracting pneumonia several times in a row my specialist prescribed Foster. It worked. No pneumonia any more! I am happy with this result, however the side effects are many: heavy muscles cramps, pressure on my head after every inhalation, loss of taste, depression symptoms. Not feeling up to doing anything. Now I use Forstair 1 to 2 times a week as maintenance and when I feel a cold co...
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Fostair

14/09/2016 | | 32moderated by Philip
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100) for asthma

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Fostair

15/07/2016 | | 54moderated by Henry
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100 microgram) for asthma

Fantastic medicine for dyspnoea but EVERY night I get cramp in my calves...feels like mt head is going to explode...so it's either not breathing or not sleeping...at the end of my tether!!
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Fostair

25/06/2016 | | 53moderated by Philip
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (6 ) for asthma

Once you have used about three quarters, Foster ampoule is no longer effective. You might as well throw away the last quarter. If I have to use part of the last quarter I just get short of breath.
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Fostair

04/05/2016 | | 45moderated by Susan
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/6) for asthma

Had bad experiences with another asthma inhaler until I had a lung infection and figured it was time to try a new medicine (marketed as Foster or Fostex) and to start off with it seemed like my asthma was under control. The side effects I've had over a number of years are making me wonder if I shouldn't stop taking this one and start with something else. The side effects are: asthma symptoms wo...
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Fostair

03/05/2016 | | 68moderated by Charlotte
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (Inhaler) for asthma

Foster Nexthaler is more effective than the other inhalers I have had. The side effects are so bad though that I'd rather not use it. I use it now for 2 single inhalations per day. Might increase these to 4 double inhalations per day.
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Fostair

28/04/2016 | | 52moderated by Henry
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/6 mg) for dyspnoea

Asthma, bronchial used Foster for 2 years, 2x2 puffs a day. Last month I needed to take it 3 times a day. Last week I forgot to take it one day and I felt really well. I haven't used it for 5 days now. Overnight increased rate of breathing but nothing I can't manage. So is this even necessary?? Despite the fact that it definitely has helped me, I am seriously wondering if my continued use is ac...
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Fostair

14/01/2016 | | 36moderated by Charlotte
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (100/6) for asthma

I was born with asthma so I've had pretty much all of the medicines there are. I was on two puffs of Oxis 3x p/d, two puffs of Alvesco 4× p/d and two puffs of Spiriva 1x p/d. To reduce the number of puffs p/d we chose to replace the Oxis and Alvesco with Foster. I still have to have two puffs 4x p/d of it. On top of that also two puffs of Spiriva 1× p/d. Also Ventolin often before I exercise. I...
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Fostair

10/01/2016 | | 65moderated by Philip
beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate (200) for asthma

I developed asthma after a lung infection in early 2015. I now use a Foster inhaler, two puffs twice a day. It has a middling effect. I was never a great sleeper, but it's a real problem for me now. My lung capacity is fantastic because I sing a lot. This is getting gradually harder though because I've got a lot hoarser and when I sing for a long time I get a cramped feeling in my lungs.
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