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Arcapta Inhalant Powder Capsule 75 mcg

Uses

For chronic lung disease (COPD).

Instructions

The capsule needs to be placed into your inhaler before each use. Please follow the instructions for your inhaler carefully. Do not swallow the capsule.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Keep this medicine at room temperature. Protect from moisture and high humidity.

The capsule is for inhalation only. Do not swallow the capsule.

Do not use a spacer with this inhaler.

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.

The medicine is a very fine powder. Some patients may not feel or taste the medicine. Do not take an extra dose of medicine if you do not taste or feel the medicine being delivered.

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 dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Throw away the old inhaler device and use the new one that comes with each refill.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine during an asthma attack.

This medicine will not stop an asthma attack once it has started.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

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.

  • coughing
  • headaches
  • hoarseness or throat irritation
  • high blood pressure
  • nausea
  • shakiness

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest pain
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive thirst
  • increased urinary frequency

A few people may have an allergic reactions 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.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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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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