(ar for MOE ter ol)
Created: 2007-01-18 11:16:29.0
Modified: 2010-06-17 08:49:39.0
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• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
How does it work?
• Arformoterol works at sites in the airways to relax the muscles and improve oxygen delivery.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider. Do not use more than the maximum recommended daily dose.
• For inhaling as a liquid (solution) through a special machine (nebulizer) into the lungs.
• Do not use this medicine more than two times in a day. Separate doses by about 12 hours.
How should I store this medicine?
• May store unopened containers at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Do not freeze. If stored at room temperature, throw away any unused containers after 6 weeks.
• Use right after opening.
• Protect from light.
• Protect from heat.
• Do not use if solution changes color.
Beta2-Adrenergic Agonist; Beta2-Adrenergic Agonist, Long-Acting
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to arformoterol or any other part of this medicine.
• If you are having a breathing attack.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
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What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• In patients with asthma, long-acting inhalers may increase asthma-related deaths. Talk with healthcare provider.
• Please read the medication guide.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Use of a short-acting bronchodilator.
• Monitor asthma with peak flow meter.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.