Medications


Formoterol Fumarate/Glycopyrrolate Metered Dose Inhaler 0.0048 mg/0.009 mg per actuation

Uses

For chronic lung disease (COPD).

Instructions

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.

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.

Each time you receive a new inhaler, you need to get it ready to use. Shake the inhaler for 5 seconds, point it away from you and then spray into the air. Repeat this 3 more times. This process is called priming the pump and removes any air from the medicine canister.

Shake the medicine well before use.

If you are using more than one puff or more than one inhaled medicine, wait at least 1 minute between puffs.

Do not suddenly stop using this medicine. Stopping suddenly could cause your breathing to become worse.

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.

Keep track of how many times you use the inhaler. Do not use it more than the total number of doses shown on the package.

Throw away 3 months after removing from the pouch, or when the dose counter says zero, whichever comes first.

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.

Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

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.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

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.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

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

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

Side Effects

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

  • chest pain
  • eye pain or redness
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
  • nervousness
  • shakiness
  • excessive thirst
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • seeing halos or colors around lights
  • worsening breathing symptoms

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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