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Brovana Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- What are the possible side effects of arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- What is the most important information I should know about arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- How should I use arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Brovana)?
- What happens if I overdose (Brovana)?
- What should I avoid while using arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- What other drugs will affect arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Brovana)?
Skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use two doses at the same time. It is important to use arformoterol inhalation regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose (Brovana)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of arformoterol inhalation can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats, nervousness, tremor, muscle cramps, feeling light-headed, and fainting.
What should I avoid while using arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
Do not use a second long-acting inhaled bronchodilator such as formoterol (Foradil, Perforomist, Symbicort) or salmeterol (Serevent, Advair) unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect arformoterol inhalation (Brovana)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- aminophylline (Truphylline) or theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl);
- an antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Pamelor);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), and others;
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- narcotic medication such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Ionsys), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), propoxyphene (Darvocet, Darvon); or
- steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with arformoterol. 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 arformoterol inhalation.
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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- Brovana Side Effects Center
- Brovana Overview including Precautions
- Brovana FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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