Indacaterol

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

Headache, Cough, Runny nose, Dizziness
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Available Medicine for Indacaterol

OnbrezNovartis India Ltd
20312 variant(s)
UnibrezCipla Ltd
1301 variant(s)

Expert advice for Indacaterol

  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.

Frequently asked questions for Indacaterol

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.

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