Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol) is a beta receptor stimulant used to prevent the symptoms of asthma, or obstructive pulmonary diseases (e.g., chronic bronchitis, or emphysema) in persons 6 years and older. Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol) may also be used to prevent exercise-induced breathing difficulties (e.g., exercise-induced bronchospasm, EIB) and to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol) is not to be used for an acute asthma attack, nor is Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol) a substitute for inhaled or oral corticosteroids (e.g., beclomethasone, fluticasone, prednisone). In fact, Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol) generally is used in combination with another controller-type asthma medication (such as inhaled corticosteroids).
Foradil Aerolizer side effects, that may go away during FORADIL treatment, include tremor, irregular heartbeat, headache, or throat irritation. If Foradil Aerolizer side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience Foradil Aerolizer side effects like increased trouble breathing. If you notice other Foradil Aerolizer side effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.