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Who should not take Foradil Aerolizer?

Your doctor may not want you to take Foradil (formoterol) under certain circumstances, including the following:
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. This drug may be harmful to a developing baby, and it is not known if it passes into breast milk.
  • You have recently gone to the emergency room due to asthma, have a history of frequent hospitalizations because of your asthma or have ever had a life-threatening asthma attack.
  • You have experienced unusual reactions to sympathomimetic drugs (such as albuterol or pseudoephedrine), including an irregular or fast heartbeat, severe sleeping problems or overexcitement.
  • You have a history of heart problems (such as an irregular or fast heartbeat or heart blood vessel problems), high blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, diabetes, seizures or an overactive thyroid.
  • You are lactose intolerant or have suffered a severe allergic reaction to milk protein.
  • You are taking MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), such as phenelzine, or use tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, or you have used either of those drugs within the last two weeks.

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