Roflumilast (By mouth)
Respiratory Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how roflumilast works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Carbamazepine, cimetidine, enoxacin, erythromycin, fluvoxamine, ketoconazole, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampicin Birth control pills that contain gestodene and ethinyl estradiol
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to roflumilast.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, trouble sleeping
Unexplained weight loss
Unusual changes in moods or behaviors, depression, thoughts of hurting yourself
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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