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LOFTAIR INHALER

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MRP: Rs. 2479 for 1 packet(s) (1 inhaler each)
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Composition for LOFTAIR

Indacaterol(110 mcg),Glycopyrrolate(50 mcg)

food interaction for LOFTAIR

alcohol interaction for LOFTAIR

pregnancy interaction for LOFTAIR

lactation interaction for LOFTAIR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
Loftair inhaler may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Loftair inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LOFTAIR

Indacaterol(110 mcg)

Uses

Indacaterol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

How it works

Indacaterol belongs to a class of drugs called long acting beta agonists (LABAs). It acts on the airways in the lungs by relaxing and widening them (bronchodilator effect), thus allowing the lungs to breathe air in and out easily.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Cough, Headache, Running nose, Sore throat, Tremor, Uncoordinated body movements
Glycopyrrolate(50 mcg)

Uses

Glycopyrrolate is used in anaesthesia.

How it works

Glycopyrrolate belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. It decreases the secretions in the mouth, throat, airways and stomach acid.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Loss of sense of taste, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Weakness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Abdominal bloating, Headache, Reduced sweating, Insomnia, Stomach upset, Vision disorder, Vomiting

Common Dosage for LOFTAIR INHALER

Patients taking LOFTAIR INHALER

  • 92%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice for LOFTAIR

  • Before you take indacaterol, inform your doctor if you have /are being treated for hypertension, thyroid, heart problems, seizures, drugs that reduce potassium levels in blood.
  • Indacaterol capsules are not to be swallowed. Use them with the inhaler as per instructions.
  • Indacaterol is used to control symptoms of COPD. It should not be used to treat sudden COPD attacks.
  • Do not stop using indacaterol even if you feel well, as doing so may worsen your symptoms.
  • Indacaterol capsules should only be used with the inhaler that comes with this medicine. Do not use the inhaler to inhale any other type of medicines.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for LOFTAIR

Indacaterol

Q.Is indacaterol a steroid?
No. Indacaterol is not a steroid. It is a long-acting beta agonist

Q.What is indacaterol maleate?
Indacaterol maleate is a stable form of indacaterol in which maleic acid is added.

Glycopyrrolate

Q.Is glycopyrrolate used for excessive sweating?
Glycopyrrolate is the most commonly used medicine for managing excessive sweating due to its anti-secretory or anticholinergic effect

Q.Is glycopyrrolate the same as glycopyrronium bromide?
Yes, glycopyrrolate is same as glycopyrronium bromide

Q.Does glycopyrrolate affect fertility & birth control?
No, glycopyrrolate is not known to impair fertility and has no known effects on birth control

Q.Is glycopyrrolate over the counter?
No, glycopyrrolate is strictly prescribed by the doctors.

What our users are saying about LOFTAIR INHALER

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
55%
Can't say
27%
Moderately effective
18%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
100%

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)