What Is Mometasone/Formoterol Used For?

How Does Mometasone/Formoterol Work?

Mometasone/formoterol is a combination of two asthma medications:
 
Inhaled corticosteroids, sometimes called steroids for short, reduce the inflammation in the lungs that lead to asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Because mometasone/formoterol is inhaled directly into the lungs, the rest of the body is exposed to lower steroid levels, compared to steroids taken by mouth. This helps reduce or eliminate many of the side effects associated with long-term steroid use.
 
Beta-adrenergic agonists, or beta agonists for short, relax the muscles around the airways, opening the airways up and allowing air to get into and through the lungs more easily. This helps to relieve the symptoms of asthma by making it easier to breathe.
 

Is It Safe for Use in Children?

Mometasone/formoterol is approved to treat asthma in children 12 years of age and older. Young children usually need help using the inhaler correctly. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the best ways to treat childhood asthma.
 

Are There Off-Label Uses for Mometasone/Formoterol?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend mometasone/formoterol for something other than preventing asthma symptoms. This would be known as an "off-label" use. The treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a possible off-label use of mometasone/formoterol.
 
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