What is this medication?
Indacaterol, Arcapta Neohaler/Onbrez Breezhaler
Beta agonist, long- acting, inhalant (oral)
Indicated for treatment of chronic stable obstructive pulmonary disease.
How does this medication work?
Indacaterol is a selective beta agonist that binds to beta2 receptors located on the bronchial smooth muscle causing the airway to dilate reducing the work required to breath while having little effect on heart rate.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Indacaterol, Arcapta Neohaler, Onbrez Breezhaler make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, electrolyte disturbances, rare paradoxical cases of life-threatening bronchospasm have been reported.
How should I take this medication?
Oral Inhalation: Dry Powder Inhaler
Inhale the contents of 1 capsule (75mcg) inhaled once daily.
How to Take: Do not swallow capsules. Use the new inhaler included with each prescription. Do not remove capsule from blister until immediately before use. Place one capsule into inhaler capsule chamber and close until it clicks. Pierce capsule by pressing both red buttons once on sides of device. If powder is left within capsule, repeat inhalation procedure. Do not wash mouthpiece; inhalation device should be kept dry. Discard any capsules that are exposed to air and not used immediately.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature between 15°C and 25°C protected from heat and moisture.
Do not remove capsule from blister until immediately before use.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Cough, headache, nausea, nasopharyngitis.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Indacaterol, Arcapta Neohaler/Onbrez Breezhaler only common ones.
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