What is the most important information I should know about olodaterol?
Olodaterol inhalation is for use only in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and should not be used to treat asthma.
Olodaterol inhalation is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat a bronchospasm attack.
Seek medical attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly, or if you think your medications are not working as well.
What is olodaterol?
Olodaterol inhalation is used to control the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Olodaterol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using olodaterol?
You should not use olodaterol if you are allergic to it. Olodaterol is for use only in people with COPD and should not be used to treat asthma.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart problems, high blood pressure;
- a seizure; or
- a thyroid disorder.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Olodaterol is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I use olodaterol?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Using too much of this medicine can cause life-threatening side effects.
Use olodaterol at the same time each day, even if you feel well.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Use only the inhaler device provided with your medicine or you may not get the correct dose. Use the new inhaler each time you get your prescription refilled.
Olodaterol is not a rescue medicine for bronchospasm attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicine for an attack. Seek medical attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly, or if you think your medications are not working as well.
Do not change your dose or stop using your medicine without your doctor's advice.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
Do not use the medicine more than once in a 24-hour period.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of olodaterol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats, nervousness, tremor, muscle cramps, feeling light-headed, and fainting.
What should I avoid while using olodaterol?
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes.
Do not use a second inhaled bronchodilator that contains olodaterol or a similar medicine (such as formoterol, arformoterol, indacaterol, salmeterol, or vilanterol).
What are the possible side effects of olodaterol?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- tremors, nervousness, chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats;
- wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medicine;
- worsening breathing problems;
- high blood sugar --increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
- low potassium level --leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling.
Common side effects may include:
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
- cough, shortness of breath, chest discomfort;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
- back pain, joint pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect olodaterol?
If you also use a short-acting bronchodilator, do not use it daily while you are using olodaterol. Use the short-acting bronchodilator only for a sudden bronchospasm attack.
Other drugs may affect olodaterol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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