What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better.
If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not use this medicine more than once every 24 hours.
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 or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems right after inhaling your medicine
- changes in vision
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing or wheezing that increases or does not go away
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
- stomach pain
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- certain medicines for allergy, cough and cold
- certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
- certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
- certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
- certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
- medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole
- medicines for weight loss including some herbal products
- other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
- some antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, linezolid, and telithromycin
- some heart medicines
- steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
- stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
- thyroid hormones