For chronic lung disease (COPD).
Brand Name(s): Brovana
Generic Name: Arformoterol
Always inspect the medicine before using.
The liquid should be clear and colorless.
Always inspect medicine before using. Do not use if it is cloudy or has particles in it.
This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.
Keep this medicine in the refrigerator.
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
This medicine needs to be used with a machine called a "nebulizer". This machine changes liquid medicine into a mist so that it can be breathed into the lungs. You need to buy or rent one of these machines if you do not already have one.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Keep the medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to show you how to clean the nebulizer to prevent infections.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.
Do not use this medicine during an asthma attack. It will not stop an attack once it has started.
If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
- dry mouth
- swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- rarely, a severe episode of asthma may occur
- fast or irregular heart beats
- high blood pressure
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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