How can I minimize the side effects of Dulera?

To minimize potential side effects of the asthma medication Dulera (mometasone and formoterol), you should:
  • Make sure to take Dulera exactly as your doctor tells you to. Don't take more or less or take it more or less often than prescribed.
  • Give your doctor a list of all medicines (prescription and nonprescription) and dietary and herbal supplements that you take. Dulera may interact with other drugs. Do not take any new medicine or supplement without talking to your doctor first.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each dose of Dulera to reduce your risk of developing a yeast infection (oral thrush).
  • Keep Dulera away from your eyes. If it gets in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water.
  • Keep all medical appointments. Your doctor may want to monitor you closely while you take Dulera to see if the drug helps you and to watch for side effects.
Get medical help immediately if you suffer signs of allergic reaction, including rash, hives, trouble breathing or swelling of your face, mouth or tongue. And call your doctor if you experience:
  • a worsening of your asthma symptoms or increased wheezing, especially shortly after you take Dulera. (Call 911 if the symptoms don't improve when you use your rescue inhaler.)
  • swelling or irritation of your nose, throat or sinuses
  • headaches
  • signs of oral thrush, including white patches in your mouth or on your tongue, cracking at the corners of your mouth, redness or soreness in your mouth or difficulty swallowing
  • signs of infection including fever, fatigue, pain, nausea, vomiting, body aches or chills
  • symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, including chronic worsening fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, salty food cravings, irregular or absent menstrual periods (in women), sweating, irritability or depression, dizziness or fainting, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • increased wheezing, especially right after taking Dulera
  • symptoms caused by taking too much of a long-acting beta-agonist medicine, including chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, increased or decreased blood pressure, tremor, nervousness, seizures, weakness, dizziness or headache
Do not use Dulera to treat asthma attacks, and don't stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor first.

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

Does omalizumab have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract and sinus infections, hea...
More Answers
How effective is ipratropium nasal spray?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Ipratropium reduces the severity and duration of a runny nose. But it has no effect on other symptom...
More Answers
What are long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Long-acting beta-agonists relax and open the airways in the same way as short-acting beta agonists, ...
More Answers
Can medication cure COPD?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Below are a list of medications often used to treat symtoms of COPD: Brovana: Brovana (arformoter...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.