Latest prescription information about Arformoterol Tartrate Inhalation. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Generic Name : Arformoterol Tartrate Inhalation
Pronunciation : AR-for-MOE-ter-ol TAR-trate
Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics
ICD Code : Y55.6
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator, prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Contraindicated in patients with asthma, and hypersensitivity.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Inhalation- The recommended dose is one 15-mcg unit-dose vial administered twice daily (morning and evening).
How it should be taken :
It comes as a nebulizer for oral inhalation.
Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of history of other breathing problems (eg, asthma), diabetes, heart or liver disease, high blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, seizures, overactive thyroid, irregular heartbeat, overexcitement, who are taking or have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Monitor blood sugar, lung function and blood potassium levels regularly while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Body as a Whole - Abscess, allergic reaction, digitalis intoxication, fever, hernia, injection site pain, neck rigidity, neoplasm, pelvic pain and retroperitoneal hemorrhage.
Heart - Blood clots in veins, abnormal heart rhythm, congestive heart failure, heart block, heart attack, prolonged QT interval and fast heart rate.
Gastrointestinal - Constipation, stomach inflammation, blood in stool, mouth infection, periodontal abscess and rectal bleeding.
Metabolic - Dehydration, fluid renetention, decreased glucose tolerance levels, gout, increase or decrease in blood glucose.
Musculoskeletal - Joint pain/inflammation, bone disorder, rheumatoid arthritis.
Central Nervous System - Agitation, stroke, decreased body movement, paralysis, drowsiness and tremor.
Respiratory - Lung cancer, respiratory disorder and voice alteration.
Skin - Dry skin, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, skin discoloration and skin hypertrophy.
Eye - Abnormal vision and glaucoma.
Genitourinary - Breast cancer, calcium crystalluria (presence of calcium phosphate crystals in urine sediment), blood in urine, kidney stone, night time urination, increase PSA levels, pus in urine, urinary tract disorder and urine abnormality.
Other Precautions :
* Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store the medication as directed by your physician.