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Foradil and Breastfeeding - Information About Theophylline

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  • Foradil and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Foradil is passed through breast milk. As this eMedTV page explains, no research has been done on Foradil and breastfeeding. The page also explains why healthcare providers may still prescribe the medicine if you are breastfeeding.
  • Foradil and Pregnancy
    Foradil may not be safe to take during pregnancy, because it could potentially harm a developing fetus. This eMedTV resource explains the results of animal studies on Foradil and pregnancy, and describes some of the birth defects the drug caused.
  • Foradil Dosage
    This eMedTV resource explains that the Foradil dosage for treating asthma or COPD is one capsule inhaled twice daily. This page also explains the dosing guidelines for preventing exercise-induced asthma and also offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Foradil Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web page explains that certain diuretics, MAOIs, and some antidepressants are among the medications that can potentially interact with Foradil. This page also explains how some of these Foradil drug interactions can lead to problems.
  • Foradil Overdose
    Symptoms of a Foradil overdose can include nausea, tremors, and headaches. This segment of the eMedTV library also describes some of the factors that will affect a Foradil overdose and lists possible treatment options.
  • Foradil Side Effects
    Chest pain, upper respiratory infections, and tremors are common side effects that can occur with Foradil. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at common Foradil side effects and also explains which ones may need immediate medical attention.
  • Foradil Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Foradil can be prescribed to adults and children age five and up who suffer from asthma attacks and other similar lung problems. This page describes Foradil uses in more detail and discusses how the medicine works.
  • Foradil Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page describes Foradil warnings and precautions, and lists things to tell your physician before taking the drug. For example, Foradil can have a stimulatory effect on the heart and blood pressure, and may not be safe during pregnancy.
  • Fordil
    Foradil is a prescription drug used to treat airway spasms caused by asthma or COPD. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to open up the airways and outlines the factors that may affect your dosage. Fordil is a common misspelling of Foradil.
  • Generic Arcapta
    There is currently no generic Arcapta (indacaterol maleate) available. This eMedTV resource discusses when a generic version might be made and explains why indacaterol maleate is considered the "generic name" and not a generic version of the drug.
  • Generic Atrovent HFA
    In November 2009, the first patent for Atrovent HFA expired. However, as this eMedTV explains, a generic version is yet to be released. This article explains why this is the case and talks about other factors that may affect the generic availability.
  • Generic Brovana
    Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) is not yet available in generic form. This article from the eMedTV site offers information on when generic Brovana products may become available and explains the difference between a generic drug and a "generic name."
  • Generic Combivent
    This eMedTV resource explains that there is no generic version of Combivent because the drug is protected by a patent. This page also describes some possible circumstances that could delay the production of generic Combivent.
  • Generic Daliresp
    No generic Daliresp (roflumilast) products are currently available. This eMedTV resource discusses when a generic version may become available and explains that roflumilast is the "generic name" of Daliresp and not a generic form of it.
  • Generic DuoNeb
    A generic version of DuoNeb has been approved by the FDA, but the drug is not yet available. This eMedTV page discusses why generic DuoNeb is unavailable and explains why DuoNeb should not be "compounded" to provide a less expensive form of the drug.
  • Generic Foradil
    This eMedTV article explains that a patent currently prevents any generic Foradil from being manufactured and sold until March 2019, when the patent expires. This page also explains some of the things that could come up to extend that date past 2019.
  • Generic Perforomist
    June 2021 is the earliest date that generic Perforomist (formoterol solution) could become available. This eMedTV page explains why generic Perforomist is currently unavailable and explains why formoterol solution is not a generic form of Perforomist.
  • Generic Serevent
    As this eMedTV page explains, generic Serevent is not available in the United States. This article takes a closer look at why this is the case and explains that salmeterol is Serevent's active ingredient, not a generic version of the drug.
  • Generic Spiriva
    This eMedTV page discusses generic Spiriva. It explains why a generic version is not available, when it may become available, and factors that can delay its production. The difference between an active ingredient and a generic name is also explained.
  • Generic Tudorza
    It is currently illegal for a company to make generic Tudorza (aclidinium) products in the United States. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at why generic versions of this drug are unavailable and whether one might be made in the future.
  • Generic Xopenex HFA
    It is unclear when a generic version of Xopenex HFA will become available in the US. As this eMedTV page explains, until an approved generic is available, do not buy any products claiming to be "generic Xopenex HFA" -- they could be potentially dangerous.
  • How Does Terbutaline Work?
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how terbutaline works to treat emphysema and asthma. It also lists a few common side effects of the drug and states when it is best to contact a doctor. A link to more information on this product is included.
  • How Does Theophylline Work?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, theophylline helps improve breathing by relaxing the muscles around the airways. This resource gives an overview of how theophylline works and provides a link to more information on this medicine.
  • How to Live With COPD
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes a look at how to live with COPD. This article offers suggestions on how to cope with this disease, such as quitting smoking, keeping strong smells out of your home, and cooking near an open window.
  • How to Use Spiriva
    Spiriva comes in the form of a capsule that is punctured (the powder is then inhaled into the lungs). This eMedTV Web segment further discusses how Spiriva is used, including tips on when and how to effectively use this COPD medication.
  • How to Use Terbutaline
    Terbutaline comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken three times a day. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers more details on how to use terbutaline for asthma and includes a link to in-depth dosing guidelines on the medication.
  • How to Use Theophylline
    This eMedTV article explains that how you use theophylline will depend on the specific product, as well as other factors. This Web page provides a brief overview of theophylline dosing and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Information About Albuterol Syrup
    Albuterol syrup is prescribed to treat airway spasms, which are associated with lung problems like asthma. This eMedTV Web page offers some helpful information about albuterol syrup, including details on side effects and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Information on Bromolin
    As this eMedTV page explains, before using bromelain medicinally, it's important to review information on the supplement. This page also explains how the supplement works. Information on bromolin is a common misspelling of information on bromelain.
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