Duoresp Spiromax

DuoResp Spiromax, designed for use by adults who are suffering from Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), contains a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-2 agonist. This daily-use inhaler is a long-term preventative measure.
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Duoresp Spiromax

DuoResp Spiromax, designed for use by adults who are suffering from Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), contains a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-2 agonist. This daily-use inhaler is a long-term preventative measure.


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DuoResp Spiromax is a prescription medicine recommended to people suffering from moderate to severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DuoResp Spiromax is usually recommended to patients who don’t respond well to corticosteroids alone and require a combination medication. Even though this medication is a long-term preventive measure, it can also be used as a ‘rescue measure’. This means that it can offer quick relief in case of an attack of breathlessness.

DuoResp Spiromax is a highly-effective medication for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It prevents attacks of breathlessness, relaxes the lungs, and reduces any swelling or irritation in the airways. DuoResp Spiromax has been developed as an equivalent of the medicine Symbicort Turbohaler and when used to treat patients with asthma and COPD, the medications have shown equivalent results.

DuoResp Spiromax contains two active ingredients: budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. This ingredient helps reduce inflammation in the airways to allow you to breathe more easily. The second ingredient, Formoterol is a long-acting beta-2 agonist. It helps your lungrelax and keeps the airways open for easy breathing.

The combination of Budesonide and Formoterol in DuoResp Spiromax helps prevent breathlessness and reduces the frequency of flare-ups. DuoResp Spiromax is also helpful in reducing any swelling or irritation in the airways.

Asthma and breathlessness can be difficult medical conditions to live with. Such debilitating illnesses can hinder your daily activities and the possibility of attacks of breathlessness can cause anxiety. DuoResp Spiromax is a highly effective medication for those suffering from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. There are various benefits of using DuoResp Spiromax, some of them are mentioned below:

  • It helps to effectively manage asthma and COPD so you can go through your daily activities without struggling.

  • The effects of the active ingredients in DuoResp Spiromax last for up to 12 hours.

  • If you get an attack of breathlessness unexpectedly, you can use DuoResp Spiromax as a quick-fix to breathe better.

  • This is an effective long-term treatment for asthma and COPD conditions, which can help reduce the symptoms with regular use.

DuoResp Spiromax is a prescription medication and your doctor will be able to tell you the correct dosage for you. The correct dosage for you will depend on the severity of your asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

For the regular treatment of asthma or COPD, the strength of medication is recommended as 160/4.5 micrograms and the recommended dose is 1-2 inhalations twice per day. This medication can also be used as a quick relief measure in an attack of breathlessness.

If you are suffering from asthma or COPD and need to take more than 8 inhalations of DuoResp Spiromax per day, consult our team. You may need different treatment or therapy for your treatment.

DuoResp Spiromax is a prescription medication and you should use this medication as directed by our team. Also, make sure to read the patient information leaflet in the pack for the directions for use. Here is a step-by-step guide for using the DuoResp Spiromax Inhaler:

  1. Check the dose counter to ensure that you have sufficient doses left in the inhaler before you use it.

  1. Hold the inhaler upright with the red mouthpiece cover at the bottom. Do not shake.

  1. Open the inhaler cover by pulling downwards until it clicks.

  1. Face away from the inhaler and breathe out.

  1. Put the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips around it. Do not bite or cover the air vents.

  1. Inhale the medication strongly and deeply through your mouth.

  1. Hold your breath for five seconds or as long as comfortable.

  1. Remove the inhaler from your mouth and gently breathe out while facing away from the inhaler.

  1. Close the inhaler lid after use.

  1. Repeat the above-mentioned steps if more than one dose is needed.

There are some conditions wherein it is certainly unsafe to take DuoResp Spiromax, they are:

  • If you are allergic to Budesonide or Formoterol

  • If you are allergic to any other ingredient of DuoResp Spiromax

  • If you are under 18years of age

  • If you have not been prescribed DuoResp Spiromax by your doctor previously

Like all medicines, DuoResp Spiromax has also been observed to cause some side effects. However, just because a side effect is listed here it doesn’t mean that everyone taking this medication will experience a side effect. Here is a list of the side effects associated with DuoResp Spiromax:

  • Headache

  • Palpitations (awareness of your heartbeat)

  • Chest pain

  • Sore throat, cough, or hoarse voice

  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth or dryness in the mouth due to thirst

  • Thrush (a fungal infection) in your mouth

You can buy DuoResp Spiromax online safely from MedsNow in the UK. Our online consultation feature can help you connect with a clinician to get the right prescription for your illness. The medication is conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

It is important to keep your DuoResp Spiromax Inhaler dry and clean. Read the patient information leaflet for the detailed directions on cleaning your inhaler. Here are some tips for storing and maintaining your DuoResp Spiromax Inhaler:

  • Clean your inhaler with a clean, dry cloth or tissue paper after use.

  • Keep the DuoResp Spiromax Inhaler in a cool and dry place at a temperature lower than 25°C.

  • Keep the cover of the inhaler closed when not in use.

  • Do not leave your inhaler in the bathroom or near a sink.

  • Do not leave your inhaler in the car or on a window sill under direct sunlight. Excessive heat and humidity can adversely affect the medication.

  • Keep your inhaler out of the sight and reach of children.

  • Do not use DuoResp Spiromax Inhaler if the medicine is expired.

  • Talk to your local pharmacist to know the safest and most environmentally-friendly way of disposing of the medicine.

Is DuoResp Spiromax a Steroid?
DuoResp Spiromax is a combination of Budesonide and Formoterol. Out of the two active ingredients in this medication Budesonide is a steroid that belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids.

Is DuoResp Spiromax Used for Severe Asthma?
Yes. DuoResp Spiromax is used for the treatment of various levels of severity of asthma.

How to Dispose of the Inhaler?
Talk to your local pharmacist to find the best way to dispose of the inhaler in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.

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