What dose of Fostair 100/6 do most people take. I take one puff am and one puff pm . I supplement with Ventolin if I’m a bit chesty. A friend who is a nurse says I can use the Fostair two puffs twice a day if I find that better than using the Ventolin as 2 puffs twice a day is normal dose. I don’t really want to bother the Doctor with my query and due to corona virus I never got to see a nurse in my practice. Would be interested to hear what dose others take and do you use Ventolin or just more Fostair when needed
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Sorry yes I probably didn’t explain it properly. I only take one puff twice daily because that’s what prescribed on the box for me. My nurse friend suggests that I can up it to two puffs twice daily when feeling chesty. She suggests it may help more than Ventolin . Thank you for your reply . I see you are taking 2 puffs twice daily so it would seem as my dose is quite low.
I don't actually use Forstair.
I am advised to increase my steroid inhaler when I have a chest infection and use the ventolin more frequently if needed but not exceeding the maximum dose as mentioned in the information leaflets that come with the meds. I use inhaler meds with a with a spacer especially at times when I have a lung infection.
Possible upping to 2 puffs a day when you have a chest infection would be advantageous.
When I was on it, I took two puffs first thing and two puffs at night. I was told to continue using the Ventolin as needed, but in an emergency to use the Fostair.
I did have an attack while on it. I suddenly got breathless and started taking the blue as that is all I had with me. (I was upstairs and the Fostair was downstairs, which is where I usually took it.) My husband went and got it for me. I took two Fostair, by which time the attack passed off.
I am Fostair 200 and have two puffs in the morning and two before going to bed. Can take more if breathless as well as having Bricanyl as a reliever. Could be worth asking for a telephone appointment with your GP to discuss your dosage. If you feel well on your current dosage then that is probably right for you at present. The GP should be able to access your notes and check your prescription to see the reason for your prescription. Every one of us is different and need to be guided by our medics.
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Fostair is a pressurised inhalation solution containing two active substances which are inhaled through your mouth and delivered directly into your lungs.
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The recommended maintenance dose is 1 inhalation twice daily (one inhalation in the morning and one inhalation in the evening). Patients should take 1 ...
I think I would reserve the increased dose for time of lung infection and at other times use the ventolin up to maximum dose.
I take both these inhaler meds but separately, not as combi as in Fostair.
I have just been prescribed Fostair and the instructions are 2 puffs twice a day. This is a preventative med which acts longer term rather than Ventolin, which is a reliever and faster acting.
Having said that I believe there is some reliever in Fostair so have taken an extra puff but only when the Ventolin by itself needs some assistance.
I found Fostair never worked for me. I started on Fostair 100/6 2 puffs once a day, then I went to Fostair 100/6 2 puffs 2twice a day then Fostair 200 / 6 2 puffs twice a day. Fostair worked fine if I was not in a period where I was prone to flare-ups and if I was having flare-ups then Fostair did not work. The finally to Revlar. I still have a few episodes with Revlar but I am finding Revlar works well.
I take 200/6 twice a day which is a lot and I would like to cut it down.
Do you take it for asthma or COPD? The method of use is different.
If you are using it for asthma , the dose 100/6, you can use it 'as necessary' up to 8 puffs per day. see below.
My medication was changed from Sirdupla to Fostair for no reason .I ended up in Hospital as caused panic attacks and couldn't breathe. Put back on Sirdupla no problem . Everyone is different but when I put a post on re Fostair, many replied with having problems using it. It doesn't mean to say it will cause you problems as we are all different. I am happy with my medication and hope it wont be changed xSheila
I’m doing fine on it garshe at the moment thanks. I really just wanted to know if it could be used more with a flare up
Fostair dosage. Im on fostair and the typical dose is 2 puffs twice a day. You should find you'll need less ventilin. I put it on my phone alarm. Excercise and plenty fruit and veg will help enormously. A 30 min walk, a few sit-ups on the edge of the bed daily and some press-ups will have a profound effect within just a couple months. Try it. Good luck, take care.
If you feel fostair works ok at one puff twice daily with occasional ventolin that’s ok. But if you feel one puff twice daily isn’t enough as you are over using the ventolin then speak to your gp.its important to keep things stable and tbh some GPs aren’t too busy at the moment. I use fostair 2 puffs twice daily . Never really used ventolin even though I have one somewhere. I would seek advice when increasing any inhaled steroid though .
However it does concern me re the amount of steroid I use taking 2 puffs and will try 1 when this CV dies down to see how I go on.
I use two puffs of Fostair twice a day and ventolin two puffs four times a day just at the moment for what the Dr thinks is hay fever. I was supposed to cut down on my Fostair to one puff twice a day but then I started getting breathing problems and had to go back on the two twice a day. Normally I don’t have to use ventolin, only if I get a cold.