Sepracor | Arformoterol Inhalation (Medication)
Arformoterol inhalation is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung diseases, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Arformoterol is in a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). It works by relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.
Arformoterol comes as a solution (liquid) to inhale by mouth using a nebulizer (machine that turns medication into a mist that can be inhaled). It is usually inhaled twice a day in the morning and the evening. Inhale arformoterol at around the same times every day, and space your doses about 12 hours apart. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use arformoterol exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. ...
Arformoterol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:nervousness; uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body; headache; dizziness; tiredness; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; pain, especially back pain; diarrhea; nausea; vomiting; leg cramps.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:weakness; headache, sleep problems (insomnia); nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; leg cramps; fever; stuffy nose, dry mouth; or hoarseness or deepened voice.
Get immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...
Before using arformoterol inhalation, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you use another LABA such as formoterol (Foradil, in Symbicort) or salmeterol (in Advair, Serevent). These medications should not be used with arformoterol. Your doctor will tell you which medication you should use and which medication you should stop using.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...