Medications


Olodaterol Metered Dose Inhaler 2.5 mcg/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.

Do not use a spacer with this inhaler.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

The first time you open a new inhaler, you need to get it ready to use. Point the inhaler away from you and spray into the air. Repeat until you see a fine mist. After you see a fine mist, spray 3 more times. The inhaler is now ready to use. This process is called priming the inhaler.

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.

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 once 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.

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

Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.

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.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • nervousness
  • shakiness

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

  • chest pain
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive thirst
  • 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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