Formoterol or Foradil is used in asthma to improve breathing.
Formoterol or Foradil is a long acting beta agonist that is inhaled. It is a bronchodilator which opens airways. It's duration of action is about 12 hours, and is intended to be used regularly to prevent breathing problems.
Formoterol or Foradil can affect the cardiovascular system, especially in high doses.
Formoterol or Foradil can affect blood glucose levels, and thus people with diabetes should use it carefully. It is not intended for use by pregnant individuals.
Formoterol or Foradil given with other beta agonists can increase the cardiovascular side effects. Mono amine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants can also increase Formoterol or Foradil's cardiovascular side effects.
The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.