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What are the side effects of Foradil Certihaler?

The more common side effects of Foradil (formoterol) use are headaches, cough, rash and tremors or shakiness. Other possible side effects include: chest pain, nausea, higher blood pressure, high blood sugar, dizziness, nervousness, tiredness, dry mouth, muscle cramps, high blood acid and trouble sleeping. The most serious side effect is the increased risk of death associated with the use of long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines. Other serious side effects are low blood potassium (which may cause muscle weakness, muscle spasm or an abnormal heartbeat), bronchospasm (which leads to wheezing or coughing and difficulty breathing), and a fast or irregular heartbeat. Call your doctor if you experience severe side effects when using Foradil. Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, trouble breathing or swelling of your face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat.  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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