Daliresp

Drug List

Daliresp

Drug Name

Daliresp (Roflumilast)

Manufactured By

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Roflumilast is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis). It should be used along with other medications (bronchodilators such as salmeterol, ipratropium) to treat COPD. It works by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath or wheezing. If sudden breathing problems occur, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet from your pharmacist before you start taking roflumilast and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose, use this medication more frequently, or stop using it without first consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, weight loss, stomach/abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, headache, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Check your weight regularly while taking this medication. Tell your doctor right away of any unusual or extreme weight loss. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as nervousness, depression, thoughts of suicide), trouble sleeping, shaking (tremors), fast/irregular heartbeat. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some medications can affect the removal of roflumilast from your body, which may affect how this product works. Examples include rifamycins (such as rifampicin), drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others.

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, fast/pounding heartbeat. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.