If you have asthma but it is not very well controlled by your current medicine, talk to your doctor about a prescription for Dulera Inhalation Aerosol (known as Zenhale in Canada). This is not a rescue inhaler and will not stop an asthma attack already in progress. Dulera Inhalation Aerosol is a combination drug that contains Mometasone Furoate, a corticosteroid, and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate, a long-acting beta agonist (LABA). Children under the age of 12 years should not use Dulera Inhalation Aerosol as its safety and effectiveness has not been verified.
When inhaled as directed, Dulera Inhalation Aerosol works 2 ways to improve your breathing and reduce symptoms of coughing or wheezing. To do this, the corticosteroid (Mometasone Furoate) will suppress your immune system so inflammatory chemicals will not be signaled to your lungs when an asthma attack is triggered. The long-acting beta agonist (Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate) will act directly on the beta receptors located in the bronchioles of your lungs which results in a relaxation of the muscles that surround your airways so you are able to breathe easier without any constrictions.
The exact cause of asthma is still unknown, but it is apparent that asthma runs in families and it is much more commonly found in people with allergies. When you come in contact with a trigger, such as pollen, smoke, or perfume, your immune system believes you are under a threat from something harmful and different substances in your body are produced and sent to protect you. These substances, however, are what can set off an asthma attack.
Asthma may rule your entire existence as you try to avoid triggers while going to school, work, and family or social gatherings. It can seem impossible to do, but with the correct diagnosis and treatment, there is less absenteeism from school, days off from work, and more joining in activities that you enjoy. Dulera Inhalation Aerosol is not a cure for asthma but will help to control your symptoms as you have less attacks.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding before using Dulera Inhalation Aerosol in case it poses any risk to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss all over the counter and Rx drugs you currently take or use and report other medical conditions or allergies you have to your doctor. This will help to determine of Dulera Inhalation Aerosol is the best choice of medication for your lifestyle.
Do not attempt any task or activity that could be unsafe until you know how you will react to Dulera Inhalation Aerosol. You should not have any live vaccines while on this medication as the corticosteroid lowers your immune system so you may be unable to support an immune response. Revisit your doctor if there has been no improvement in your asthma symptoms after 1-2 weeks of using Dulera Inhalation Aerosol.