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Arcapta Neohaler Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Arcapta Neohaler)?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Arcapta Neohaler)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of indacaterol can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide, as well as weak pulse, fainting, or slow breathing (breathing may stop).

What should I avoid while taking indacaterol (Arcapta Neohaler)?

Do not take an indacaterol capsule by mouth. It is for use only in the Neohaler device.

Avoid using medicines that contain formoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Dulera, Symbicort) or salmeterol (Advair, Serevent). Using these medicines together with indacaterol can cause a dangerous drug interaction, leading to serious side effects.

What other drugs will affect indacaterol (Arcapta Neohaler)?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:

  • ketoconazole (Nizoral);
  • ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
  • a decongestant (cold medicine), stimulant, or ADHD medication such as Ritalin or Concerta;
  • a diuretic (water pill) or blood pressure medication;
  • verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
  • aminophylline (Truphylline), theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl), and others;
  • an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
  • an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
  • anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam);
  • a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
  • heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
  • an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
  • medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
  • medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as dolasetron (Anzemet), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran);
  • migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
  • narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine);
  • steroid medicine (prednisone and others); or
  • other medications for COPD or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin, Combivent), formoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Dulera, Symbicort), isoproterenol (Isuprel), pirbuterol (Maxair), salmeterol (Advair, Serevent), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with indacaterol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about indacaterol.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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