Arcapta Neohaler (Indacaterol Maleate)
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Indacaterol Maleate Information
(in'' da ka' ter ol)In a large clinical study, more people who used an asthma medication similar to indacaterol experienced more severe episodes of asthma that needed to be treated in a hospital or caused death than patients who did not use the medication. Use of indacaterol inhalation may increase the risk of serious asthma problems or death in people who have asthma. Indacaterol inhalation has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma. There is not enough information to tell whether indacaterol inhalation increases the risk of death in people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung diseases, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Talk to your doctor about the risks of using indacaterol inhalation.
Before using indacaterol inhalation,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to indacaterol inhalation, any other medications, any of the ingredients in indacaterol inhalation, or milk. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: aminophylline; antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin, imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); chlorpromazine; citalopram (Celexa); clarithromycin (Biaxin); diuretics ('water pills'); droperidol (Inapsine); erythromycin (E.E.S., Erythrocin); certain medications for irregular heartbeat such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dofetilide (Tikosyn), flecainide (Tambocor), procainamide, quinidine, and sotalol (Betapace); other LABAs such as formoterol (Foradil, in Symbicort) and salmeterol (Serevent, in Advair); methadone (Dolophine, Methadose); monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors including isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl), and tranylcypromine (Parnate); moxifloxacin (Avelox); oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), and prednisone (Deltasone); pimozide (Orap); theophylline (Theochron, Theolair); and thioridazine. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with indacaterol inhalation, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, diabetes, seizures, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, or heart or thyroid disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using indacaterol inhalation, call your doctor.
- sore throat
- runny nose
- shaking of a part of the body that you cannot control
- coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness that begins soon after you inhale indacaterol
- shortness of breath
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- muscle cramps or weakness
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.