How it should be taken
It comes as a nebulizer for oral inhalation.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Inhalation- The recommended dose is one 15-mcg unit-dose vial administered twice daily (morning and evening).
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with asthma, and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator, prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of history of other breathing problems (eg, asthma), diabetes, heart or liver disease, high blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, seizures, overactive thyroid, irregular heartbeat, overexcitement, who are taking or have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Monitor blood sugar, lung function and blood potassium levels regularly while taking this medication.
Store the medication as directed by your physician.