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Rofum Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Rofum Tablet is used to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked and chronic bronchitis. It works by opening the airways and makes breathing easier.

Rofum Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Do not miss even a single dose, if in any case, you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember or better to skip the missed dose and continue with regular dosing.  It does not prevent the already started breathing trouble or COPD, hence always carry your medical inhaler with you for an emergency.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, weight loss, dizziness, insomnia, and back pain.  If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. To overcome dizziness, you must avoid driving and attention-seeking activity until you do not know how medicine affects you. If you experienced sudden weight loss, then regular weight monitoring is required.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor if you suffer from depression, or suicidal thoughts, or if you have HIV, multiple sclerosis. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before treatment. 


Side effects of Rofum Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rofum

  • Headache
  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Flu

How to use Rofum 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. Rofum Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rofum Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rofum Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rofum Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rofum Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rofum Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rofum Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rofum Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Rofum Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rofum Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rofum Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

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Benzamides Derivatives
Habit Forming
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Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
What is chronic pulmonary thromboembolism?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
U can Google for details
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FAQs

Q. Is Rofum Tablet a methylxanthine?

No. Rofum Tablet is not a methylxanthine and works via a different mechanism of action

Q. Is Rofum Tablet available in India?

Yes. Rofum Tablet is available in India in the form of 500 mcg tablet

Q. Is Rofum Tablet a steroid/ narcotic?

No. Rofum Tablet 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

Q. What is Rofum Tablet used for?

Rofum Tablet 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)

Q. How does Rofum Tablet work?

Rofum Tablet 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)

Q. How long does Rofum Tablet take to work?

Rofum Tablet 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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