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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Dulera?

If you're taking the asthma drug Dulera (mometasone and formoterol), you should call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • You've been taking the drug according to directions for two weeks and your symptoms haven't improved or have gotten worse.
  • You need to rely on your rescue inhaler more frequently than usual, using up one whole canister within eight weeks.
  • Your peak flow meter results decrease.
  • You want to stop taking Dulera.
  • You've discovered you're pregnant. Dulera may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
  • You've been exposed to chicken pox or measles.
  • Another doctor has diagnosed you with a health problem.
  • You want to take a new medication or dietary or herbal supplement. Dulera may interact with these substances.
You should also call your doctor if you develop side effects from taking Dulera, such as:
  • 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
  • swelling or irritation of your sinuses, nose or throat
  • headaches
  • 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
Call for medical help right away if you experience these signs of allergic reaction: rash, hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your face, mouth, or tongue.

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