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What is Arcapta Neohaler (Indacaterol Maleate) prescribed for?
The Arcapta Neohaler is a long term maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Use Arcapta Neohaler capsules exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Using too much indacaterol can cause life-threatening side effects.
Do not take an Arcapta Neohaler capsule by mouth. It is for use only in the Neohaler device. This medicine comes with a special inhaler device and blister packs containing capsules of powder. You will load one capsule into the inhaler device each time you use the medicine. Pushing the buttons on the side of the Neohaler device will pierce the capsule and release the powder medicine into the inhaler chamber.
Arcapta is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack. Use only the prescribed dose of this medicine, and do not use it for longer than your doctor recommends. Follow all instructions given to you by your doctor for safety concerns.
You should not use Arcapta Neohaler if you are allergic to indacaterol. This medication is to use only in people with COPD and should be used to treat asthma. Please notify your doctor if you have or ever had any of the following; heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, thyroid disorder, galactose interolerance, or sever problems with lactose (milk sugar)
The most common side effects are cough, aropharyngeal pain, nasopharyngitis, headache and nausea.
The most common serious adverse reactions were COPD exacerbation, pneumonia, angina pectoris, and atrial fibrillation. Immediately inform your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symtoms.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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