What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. If you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not take more medicine than directed.
Do not get the this medicine in your eyes. It can cause irritation, pain, or blurred vision.
You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Clean the inhaler as directed in the patient information sheet that comes with this medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- changes in vision, eye pain
- muscle cramps or muscle pain
- pain or difficulty passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- signs and symptoms of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm like chest pain; dizziness; fast or irregular heart beat; palpitations; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; breathing problems
- signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take the medicine with any of the following medications:
- other medicines that contain long-acting beta-2 agonists (LABAs) like formoterol, indacaterol, olodaterol, salmeterol, vilanterol
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
- certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin and tolterodine
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
- certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- other medicines that contain an anticholinergic like aclidinium, ipratropium, glycopyrrolate, tiotropium, umeclidinium
- other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
- steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
- stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake