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    Information about Indacaterol

    Indacaterol uses

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

    How indacaterol works

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

    Common side effects of indacaterol

    Tremor, Headache, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations, Muscle cramp
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    Expert advice for Indacaterol

    • 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 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.

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