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What should I know about Foradil Certihaler before using it?

Before using Foradil (formoterol), you should know that people with asthma who use long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines are at an increased risk of death from asthma problems. Foradil should not be your only asthma medicine. It is to be used together with other long-term asthma control medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. If your asthma becomes well controlled, you doctor may advise that you stop taking Foradil. Children and teenagers who use LABA medicines may be at increased risk for being hospitalized due to asthma problems. Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart or thyroid problems, diabetes, seizures, are lactose intolerant or have milk allergies or are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. If any of those conditions applies to you, you may not be able to use this drug. The term "Certihaler" refers to the patented device used to aerosolize Foradil for inhalation; however, the Certihaler has been discontinued and replaced by the Aerolizer.

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