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Oxeze Turbuhaler (Formoterol fumarate)

Also Known as Oxis


Oxeze Turbuhaler (Formoterol fumarate)

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  • Product Details


    Oxeze Turbuhaler is used with an inhaled corticosteroid to improve breathing in asthma patients.


    Use Oxeze Turbuhaler as directed by your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. For guidance on how to use your inhaler, refer to the instructions that come with your prescription or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

    Each patient’s dose is based on their age. Your doctor will tell you how many puffs you should inhale and how often.


    Formoterol fumarate dihydrate is the active ingredient contained in Oxeze Turbuhaler. Lactose monohydrate is the inactive ingredient.


    Do not use Oxeze Turbuhaler to treat sudden shortness of breath.

    Do not use Oxeze Turbuhaler without an inhaled corticosteroid.

    Do not use Oxeze Turbuhaler if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

    Do not use Oxeze Turbuhaler if you have a fast or abnormal heart beat.


    Oxeze Turbuhaler may increase the risk of asthma-related death. It can also increase the risk of asthma-related hospitalizations in pediatric and adolescent patients. Oxeze Turbuhaler should only be used as an add-on therapy when your asthma is not optimally managed by your inhaled corticosteroid. Use Oxeze Turbuhaler with an inhaled corticosteroid. Your dose may be decreased or stopped by your doctor when your asthma is adequately controlled.

    • Before you start using Oxeze Turbuhaler, tell your doctor about:
      • All the prescription and nonprescription medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your medical history and current health problems
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status

    Side Effects

    Common Oxeze Turbuhaler side effects include headache, trembling, dizziness, nausea, muscle cramps, skin rash, low potassium levels, high blood sugar, rapid heartbeat, sleep problems, blood pressure changers, behavior changes, agitation, restlessness, and nervousness. These are not all the side effects that can occur. Contact your doctor right away if you have side effects that bother you or won’t go away.


    Oxeze Turbuhaler. Mississauga, ON: AstraZeneca Canada Inc.; 2018.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 12025

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