Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

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Foracort Inhaler 6/200 mcg is used for the treatment of asthma, allergies, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Budesonide 200 mcg and Formoterol Fumarate 6 mcg are the active ingredients in Foracort Inhalers.  It is a prescription-based medicine and can only be procured after consulting with a doctor.

Foracort Inhalers 6/200 mcg is made by Cipla (India), which is one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. You must use the inhaler four times a day, taking two puffs each time. Patients are supposed to follow their doctor’s instructions on how much to take and how to use it.

If the medicine recommended by the doctor isn’t working for you, it could be a sign of a serious problem. You should see your doctor as soon as possible.


About Foracort Inhaler

Foracort Inhaler is a medication used to treat breathing difficulties due to Asthma and symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

It contains FDA-approved salts, Budesonide 200 mcg, and Formoterol Fumarate as active ingredients. 

Cipla Ltd. specializes in manufacturing Foracort Inhaler (6/200) mcg.

Foracort Inhaler Uses 

Uses of the Inhaler include,

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Lungs Inflammation
  • Asthma 
  • Constriction of airways

How does Foracort Inhaler work?

The Inhaler (6/200) mcg consists of the following active ingredients:

  • Budesonide- It is a Corticosteroid that lessens swelling and itching and stops the release of substances that are responsible for inflammation
  • Formoterol Fumarate- It is a long-acting Bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier

The inhaler helps keep your lungs’ airways open. In turn, this makes it easier for air to get in and out.

It will help relieve symptoms like tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.

Usually, it starts to act within a few minutes and can last for a few hours.

Several inhalers are available to treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder.

Which asthma inhaler is right for you depends on your needs, age, and lungs condition.

Foracort Inhaler 6_200 Mcg with Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate


Patients are advised to take the Inhaler at a fixed time with food to avoid stomach upset. The inhaler is not safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

It is usually prescribed to inhale two puffs of this Inhaler four times a day. However, you should follow your doctor’s instructions for the dosage and usage.

  • You should shake the Inhaler properly before use
  • Press down the inhaler once to release the medication, breathe in from your mouth, and hold your breath for 10 seconds
  • You must repeat inhaling until you have inhaled the number of puffs suggested by your doctor
  • Then, to protect your mouth from infection, properly rinse your mouth with water and spit it out

Side Effects of Foracort Inhaler

Similar to the other medicines, this Inhaler can cause mild side effects in some cases, which include,                                        

  • Bronchospasm
  • Angina
  • Pain or Burning With Urination
  • Increased Blood Pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea/Constipation

However, these side effects can be avoided if you consult a doctor.

The doctor will recommend you an Asthma inhaler only if its advantages outweigh its drawbacks.

For an in-depth exploration of the advantages of an inhaler, refer to this article– Asthma Inhaler Benefits: Is it Good to Use Asthma Inhalers?


Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate might interact with other medications and diseases. Hence, inform your doctor before using the inhaler. 

Drug Interactions 

  • Anticholinergic Agents
  • Diuretics
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Receptor Blocking Agents
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants

Disease Interactions 

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures 

Precautions and Warnings

  • You should avoid using the inhaler if you are allergic to Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate. 
  • Please avoid using the inhaler near a flame or source of heat, as it may explode at high temperatures.
  • Foracort is not a rescue inhaler.
  • Regularly wipe out the mouthpiece of the inhaler with a fiber-free tissue/cotton cloth
  • Must cover the mouth of the inhaler by putting the cap on it after use

If the Foracort inhaler is not effective for your needs, discuss the option of an Aerocort inhaler with your doctor. For a comprehensive comparison of these two inhalers, please refer to this article- Aerocort Inhaler vs Foracort Inhaler: Choosing the Right Inhaler


Store the Inhaler at a cool temperature in a dark and dry place. Do not freeze it.

Frequently Asked Questions 

For how long should you use Foracort Inhaler (6/200) mcg?

You should use the Inhaler for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Please do not use it longer than specified to prevent yourself from adverse effects.

Is Foracort Inhaler 6/200 mcg a rescue inhaler?

No, the Inhaler is not advisable as a rescue medication for Asthma attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicine for an Asthma attack. 

What are the side effects of this medicine?

Foracort inhalers can cause minor side effects, including Nausea, vomiting, hoarseness, cough, headache, sore throat, bone pain, and a faster heart rate.

How long does it take Budesonide inhalation to work?

An inhaler for Budesonide doesn’t start working right away. After taking Budesonide for three to seven days, you may begin to wheeze less.

You may need to use your inhaler less often once your symptoms have eased.

When should I take Foracort 200?

You should use the inhalers as directed by your doctor. Your physician will decide on the dose and length of treatment based on your medical condition. For the best benefits, take this medication at the same time each day.

Which inhaler is best for shortness of breath?

Budesonide and Formoterol fumarate-containing Inhalers are effective treatments for shortness of breath. They work to reduce inflammation and relax the muscles in the airways to ease breathing.

Additional information

Active Ingredient (Generic Name)

Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate



Pack Size

120, 240, 360, 480

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2 reviews for Foracort Inhaler 6/200 Mcg

  1. 5 out of 5


    Been using Foracort Inhaler for my asthma, breathin’s much easier now

  2. 5 out of 5


    My go-to inhaler. Just wish it came in a compact size.

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