What is Fostair?
Fostair is a combination preventer inhaler available by prescription for adults (18 years and older) with moderate to severe asthma. Fostair is not approved for use for people under the age of 18 years. Fostair can be used in two ways:
- As a preventer – Prescribed for twice-daily use and accompanied by a rapidly acting reliever (blue/grey reliever) to treat worsening symptoms as needed, and
- As a maintenance and reliever therapy – Prescribed for regular twice-daily use and to be used to treat worsening symptoms as needed.
Preventers can take up to a few weeks to work at their best, and it is common that a treatment trial of 4-8 weeks will be prescribed by your doctor to be sure that your prescription is effective at controlling your asthma.
Fostair is not intended for regular use before exercise. If you experience symptoms during exercise or activity, discuss with your health care professional how best to manage your symptoms, the best medications for your situation, and update your written Asthma Action Plan.
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