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Published: 8/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Oxis 9mcg Turbuhaler 28 doses
 Active ingredient:
Formoterol fumarate hydrate
 Dosage form:
white to faintly yellowish white dry powder inhaler, (body) white, (revolving grip) blue green
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a long-acting bronchodilator that persistently dilates the bronchial tubes of the lung to improve respiratory function.
It is usually used to relieve symptoms due to obstructive airways disorder in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema). It is designed to be routinely inhaled every day, therefore, does not provide prompt relief of acute progression of the symptoms.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: hyperthyroidism, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hypokalemia or liver disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 1 inhalation (9 mcg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day. Strictly follow the specified instructions.
  • Before using the inhaler, carefully read “For Patients Using Oxis 9 mcg Turbuhaler” that describes how to use the inhaler.
  • Before starting this medicine, you see ‘28’ in the counter window. A red mark comes down gradually after you continue to use. When the ‘0’ has reached the middle of the window, you must start using your new Turbuhaler. (The figure in the counter window indicates the approximate remaining numbers you can inhale.)
  • If you miss a dose, inhale the missed dose as soon as possible. You should never inhale two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally inhale more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop inhaling this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include headache, tremor, palpitation, rash, hives, and contact dermatitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • lassitude, respiratory distress, dry mouth [serious low serum potassium level]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Close the cap after use.
  • If the mouth of the inhaler is tainted, wipe with dry, soft cloth. Do not wash the inhaler with water (Do not wet the inside of the inhaler).
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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