DUOVA INHALER

Duova Inhaler helps treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). It is a form of lung disorder wherein the airflow to the lungs is interrupted. This inhaler helps relax the air passage muscles and allows the patients to breathe easily. It offers relief from wheezing, coughing, and breathlessness. The physician will help you know how often you need to use this inhaler. It will take a few days for this inhaler to show its effects. You can get maximum results in a couple of weeks. Use this inhaler regularly to see its effects. Continue using it if you do not witness any symptoms.
Your COPD can turn worse if you stop using this inhaler. To gain maximum benefits from this inhaler, learn the correct technique to use it. Else, it may not be effective.
The most common side effects of this inhaler are dryness in the mouth, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeplessness, vomiting, and infection of the nasal passages and throat. If you face these symptoms, do not discontinue using them. Speak to your physician. You can prevent some of the symptoms listed above. To do so you can rinse your mouth/throat using water. After using this inhaler you can brush your teeth. There are some rare and serious side effects associated with this inhaler. So, talk to your physician if you feel the symptoms are bothersome.

USES OF DUOVA INHALER

Helps treat COPD – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

BENEFITS OF DUOVA INHALER

COPD is a lung disorder where the patient faces breathing problems. It is because of swelling in the airways carrying air in & out of the lungs. This inhaler helps by relaxing the muscles of the airways and expanding them. It promotes easy breathing. It also offers relief in symptoms like wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, and breathlessness.

Do not engage in smoking and reduce coming in contact with fumes, dust, and pollution. Exercise regularly to stay fit. Speak to your healthcare provider about how much exercise you can do with this condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DUOVA INHALER

Most side effects of this inhaler are not serious. They don’t need any immediate medical assistance. You will find them disappearing with time. Check with your doctor if the symptoms become worse.

Common side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness
  • Infection of throat/nasal passages

HOW TO USE DUOVA INHALER

Before using this inhaler, check the directions mentioned on the label.

  • Shake the inhaler well.
  • When inhaling through the mouth, press down the inhaler once to push the medication.
  • Hold your breath for ten seconds.
  • Repeat this process until you inhale the number of puffs recommended by the doctor.
  • Now, rinse your mouth properly using water. Now, spit it out.

SAFETY ADVICE

  • Alcohol

Drinking alcohol while using this inhaler can make your condition worse. So, avoid its consumption.

  • Pregnancy

This inhaler is not advisable for use in pregnant women. It can harm the unborn baby. Discuss with your doctor if you are pregnant or want to conceive before using this inhaler.

  • Breastfeeding

No records are available to state if the medication passes to the breast milk. So, consult your healthcare provider before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

  • Driving

Do not use heavy machinery or drive if you feel drowsy, uneven heart rate, etc after using this inhaler. It can disturb your alertness to drive. Speak to your medical professional, if these symptoms stay for long.

  • Liver

Patients with liver diseases should use this inhaler with caution. Make sure you tell your healthcare provider if you had liver disease/hepatic impairment in the past. The doctor will evaluate the possible risks and benefits before recommending this inhaler to you.

  • Kidney

Patients with kidney disease should use this inhaler with great caution. If you have any liver disease, tell the doctor about it. Let your doctor know if you have kidney diseases or had them in the past. Your doctor will assess the benefits &risks before recommending this inhaler.

You should discuss with your doctor if

  1. You are taking medications to treat high blood pressure which includes eye drops.
  2. You are using medicines for uneven or fast heartbeat.
  3. You are consuming medications to treat heart failure.
  4. You are taking steroid medicines orally.
  5. You are consuming medications to treat infections
  6. You are taking substances that dilate your airways.
  7. You are consuming medications to manage asthma.
  8. You are using medicines to treat COPD

FAQS

Can I take Duova Inhaler to treat seizures?

In case of seizures, you should use it cautiously under the guidance of your doctor. This is because bronchodilators like Formoterol present in this inhaler can result in serious conditions. So, speak to your doctor before you use this inhaler if you have fits(seizures).

How long it takes Duova Inhaler to show its effects?

You can see the inhaler’s effect within fifteen minutes of its use.

For how long the effects of this inhaler would last?

The inhaler’s effect lasts for nearly 24 hours.

 Can I consume alcohol while using this inhaler?

The interaction of this medicine with alcohol is not clear. You need to discuss it with your doctor to know its interactions.

 Can this inhaler be addictive?

No, this inhaler is not addictive. There are no such tendencies reported in the case of this inhaler.

Is this inhaler recommended for diabetic patients?

 This inhaler comprises a bronchodilator and it can accelerate your blood sugar levels. Hence, diabetic patients should speak to their diabetologists to get the correct guidance. Please check your blood sugar levels frequently. Also, tell your diabetologist so that he can adjust the dose accordingly.

What should I do if I miss a dose of this inhaler?

Take the dose you missed immediately after you remember. In case the next dose is nearing, ignore that missed dose and continue with a normal schedule for the dose.

 Can this inhaler be used to treat breathing problems?

Well, this inhaler is not advisable to treat abrupt breathing problems. In such a case your doctor would recommend you a rescue inhaler to get relief from breathing issues that arise all of a sudden.

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