Foradil (Formoterol Fumarate)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Foradil is a prescription medication for the long-term treatment of asthma, the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm, or the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in patients with COPD.

Foradil is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA). This type of medication relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways.

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Elimination half-life

10 hours

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No Known Risk


Oxeze, Foradil

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61% to 64%

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Use the inhaler to crush and inhale one capsule every twelve hours for asthma or COPD. For exercised-induced bronchospasm, inhale the contents of one capsule 15 minutes before exercise.


The active ingredient in Foradil is formoterol fumarate.


Drug-drug interactions are rare with inhaled medications, but possible interactions may include the following:

  • Atomoxetine
  • Atosiban
  • Beta2-Agonists
  • Beta-Blockers 
  • Caffeine and Caffeine Containing Products
  • Cannabinoid-Containing Products
  • Cocaine (Topical)
  • Doxofylline
  • Guanethidine
  • Haloperidol
  • Inhalational Anesthetics
  • Kratom
  • Linezolid
  • Loop Diuretics
  • Loxapine
  • Methacholine
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Ozanimod
  • QT-prolonging Agents
  • Solriamfetol
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Tedizolid
  • Theophylline Derivatives
  • Thiazide and Thiazide-Like Diuretics
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants


Never use Foradil by itself for the treatment of asthma because it can increase the risk of death. It should be combined with a corticosteroid.

Do not swallow the capsules. Use the supplied inhaler device.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or nervous system disorders.

You may need to monitor your blood sugar or potassium more closely while taking this drug.

Side Effects

Common side effects can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina pectoris
  • Anxiety 
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Behavioral changes
  • Bronchitis 
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Decreased glucose tolerance
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea 
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Dizziness 
  • Dysgeusia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dyspnea 
  • Exacerbation of asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Headache
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Insomnia 
  • Malaise
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Muscle spasm
  • Nausea 
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Paradoxical bronchospasm
  • Pharyngitis
  • Prolonged QT interval on ECG
  • Pruritus 
  • Respiratory tract infection 
  • Restlessness
  • Sinusitis 
  • Skin rash
  • Tachycardia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Urticaria
  • Variable blood pressure
  • Ventricular premature contractions
  • Voice disorder 
  • Vomiting 
  • Xerostomia 


Foradil [package insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc; 2012.

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.

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