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    Information about Arformoterol

    Arformoterol uses

    Arformoterol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    How arformoterol works

    Arformoterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

    Common side effects of arformoterol

    Tremor, Headache, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations, Muscle cramp
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Arformoterol

      • Inform you doctor if you are taking other inhalation or oral long-acting beta2-agonists.
      • If you have been taking short-acting beta2-agonists on a regular basis (4 times a day), discontinue the use of these drugs when beginning treatment with arformoterol.
      • Arformoterol does not quickly relieve breathing problems.
      • Use short-acting beta2-agonists, as required only to attain immediate relief of breathlessness, on an as required basis.
      • Do not use arformoterol to relieve symptoms of asthma as it may increase the risk of asthma-related deaths.
      • Avoid long term use of arformoterol as it can cause paradoxical bronchospasm.
      • Inform your doctor if you have cardiovascular disorders like coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension.
      • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

      Frequently asked questions for Arformoterol


      Q. What is arformoterol tartrate?

      Arformoterol tartrate is a salt form and it is a long-acting beta agonist (LABA). It works by relaxing and opening constricted air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe

      Q. What is arformoterol used for?

      Arformoterol is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a lung disorder in which flow of air to the lung is blocked.

      Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)