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Arcapta Neohaler

Genric name: indacaterol (inhalation) Inhalation In-da-KA’ter-ol [In-da-KATER-OL]
Drug class: Adrenergic bronchodilators

What is Arcapta?

Arcapta is a bronchodilator. The drug works by relaxing the muscles in the airways, which improves breathing.Arcapta Neohaler is used to manage those symptoms that are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), including chronic bronchitis as well as emphysema.Arcapta Neohaler will not treat the symptoms of bronchospasm that have already started and is not intended for use to treat asthma.


Arcapta Neohaler is intended for use by those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and is not recommended for treating asthma.Arcapta does not function as a resuscitation medicine. It won't work quickly enough to treat a respiratory episode.Indacaterol could increase the chance of death for asthmatics; however, the risk for people suffering from COPD isn't known. Make sure you only take the dose prescribed by your doctor for this medication and do not make use of it for more than what your physician recommends. Follow all patient instructions to ensure safe use.Before using this medication, consult your physician, whether you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disorder, the condition known as diabetes, seizures, thyroid disorder, or lactose intolerance.Do not take an Arcapta capsule by mouth. It is intended for use within the device called Neohaler. Consult your physician right away in the event that your symptoms don't improve or become worse when you use indacaterol. Inform your doctor if any of your medications don't appear to be effective in stopping attacks. Do not stop taking Arcapta without consulting with your doctor. The symptoms of asthma can become worse once you stop taking the medicine.Consult a doctor if breathing issues get worse fast or you suspect that your medication is not functioning as well.

Before you take this drug

Arcapta is not a suitable Neohaler if you have an allergy to indacaterol. This medication is intended for use by patients suffering from COPD and is not intended for treating asthma.

To ensure that Arcapta is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you've ever experienced:

  • Heart disease and excessive blood pressure;
  • Diabetes;
  • A seizure;
  • A thyroid disorder;
  • Galactose intolerance or serious issues related to lactose (milk sugar).

Consult a physician if you are nursing or pregnant.Arcapta Neohaler is not a product that has been approved for use by anyone less than 18 years of age.

How to take Arcapta?

Take Arcapta Neohaler pills exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label, and study all medication guides or instructions sheets. The use of too much indacaterol could result in life-threatening adverse effects.Arcapta cannot be used as a cure-all medicine for bronchospasm-related attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medication for an attack. Consult a doctor if breathing problems become more severe or if you suspect that your medication isn't effective enough.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions that are included with your medicine. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand these directions.Do not consume an Arcapta Neohaler capsule by mouth. It is only for use within a Neohaler device.

The medicine comes with a specific inhaler device as well as blister packs with capsules of powder. It is recommended to load a capsule into the inhaler device every time you take the medicine. Pressing one of the buttons on either side of the device will break the capsule, releasing the powder into the chamber of the inhaler.There may be a slight cough lasting about 15 seconds following the inhaler.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Store each capsule in its blister package until you are ready to fill the device with your own inhaler.Don't try to clean or remove your Neohaler. You can use a towel to clean the mouthpiece after every use. Remove the device from your home when your capsules expire. Always make use of the inhaler device that comes with every prescription.Do not stop taking this medication suddenly. The abrupt stop could increase the severity of your illness.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease--Maintenance:

75 mg of MCg is inhaled daily.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.Don't take this medicine more than once within the course of a 24-hour period.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. An indacaterol overdose could be fatal.Overdose symptoms can include muscle cramps, tremors, chest pain, rapid heartbeats, a weak pulse, the feeling of fainting, or slow breathing (breathing might cease).

What should be avoided?

Do not take another inhaled bronchodilator with Arcapta Neohaler or any similar drug (such as arformoterol, formoterol, olodaterol, salmeterol, and vilanterol).

Side effects of Arcapta

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy reaction with Arcapta: hives or difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face

See your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • Tremors, nervousness, chest pain, or fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • Wheezing, choking, or breathing issues after using the neohaler
  • Aggravation of breathing issues;
  • Blood sugar levels are high. Increased thirst, urination rate, dry mouth, or breath smell, which is fruity
  • Low potassium levels leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering around the chest area, a feeling of numbness, the sensation of tingling, muscle weakness, or a sluggish feeling

Common side effects of arcapta include:

  • Runny nose;
  • The cough and itchy throat;
  • Nausea;
  • Headache.

This list does not represent all possible side effects and more may arise.Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. Report any adverse side effects directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

If you are also using an effective bronchodilator with short-acting properties, be sure to not apply it regularly when you are taking Arcapta. Utilise the bronchodilator that is short-acting only in the event of an acute bronchospasm.Other medications can interact with indacaterol. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about all your current medications and any medication you begin or stop taking.