Roflu 500mcg Tablet

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Roflu 500mcg Tablet

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10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Roflu Tablet


Uses of Roflu Tablet

Roflu 500mcg Tablet is used to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Side effects of Roflu Tablet


Headache, Weight loss, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Back pain, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Influenza.


How to use Roflu Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Roflu 500mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Roflu Tablet works

Roflu 500mcg Tablet works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Roflu Tablet

Expert advice for Roflu Tablet

  • Roflumilast is not effective and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathlessness (acute bronchospasm).
  • You should not take roflumilast if you have a history of depression and suicidal behavior/thoughts.
  • You should have your weight monitored regularly. Stop taking roflumilast and seek advice if you experience unexplained and significant weight loss while on treatment.
  • Roflumilast controls COPD but does not cure it. It is important to continue taking roflumilast even if you feel well unless advised otherwise.
  • Roflumilast may cause dizziness, which can aggravate with alcohol intake. Do not drive or operate any machinery until you feel fine.
  • You should not take roflumilast if you have any serious disease affecting your immune system (HIV, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) or if you are receiving treatments that act on your immune system for certain cancers or serious infections.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Special precautions for Roflu 500mcg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Roflu 500mcg Tablet 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.
Roflu 500mcg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Roflu 500mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Roflu 500mcg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Roflu 500mcg Tablet is recommended.
Roflu 500mcg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roflu 500mcg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Roflu 500mcg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Roflu 500mcg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Roflumilast

No. Roflu is not a methylxanthine and works via a different mechanism of action
Yes. Roflu is available in India in the form of 500 mcg tablet
No. Roflu belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. It does not have a chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. It does not induce sleep and is not a narcotic drug
Roflu is used as a maintenance treatment for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) in patients with frequent worsening of COPD symptoms (COPD exacerbations) and with long-term inflammation of airways (chronic bronchitis)
Roflu is used to prevent worsening of symptoms in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) and long-term inflammation of airways (chronic bronchitis)
Roflu may need to be taken for several weeks to achieve its effects and may vary upon individual response. Please follow advice of your doctor regarding dose and duration.

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