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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

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Loftair inhaler may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Loftair inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Indacaterol(110 mcg)


Indacaterol is used to treat adults having difficulty in breathing due to a lung disease known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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)


Glycopyrrolate is used before surgery to reduce secretions of saliva in mouth, throat and airways, acid in stomach; to reduce side effects of muscle-relaxing drugs and to prevent of slowing of heart beat during surgery. It is also used to reduce the drooling of saliva in patients (3-16 years of age) with cerebral palsy (a permanent movement disorder occurring in early childhood).

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


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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


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.


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)