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Name of the Generic: Roflumilast ([roe-flOO-mi-last]) Roe-FLO-mi-last [ roe-FLOO-mi-last.
Drug Class: Selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors.

What is Daliresp?

Daliresp helps reduce inflammation of the lungs that causes COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). Daliresp is a medication used to prevent the deterioration of symptoms in people who suffer from severe COPD. Daliresp is not a respiratory bronchodilator and therefore will not be able to treat a bronchospasm-related attack that has already begun.


Daliresp is not a good option when you suffer from severe or moderate liver problems. Certain people contemplate suicide when taking Daliresp. Keep an eye on any changes in your attitude or symptoms. Inform your doctor if you notice any changes or worsening symptoms. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking as well as any new medications you decide to start or stop taking. A variety of drugs interact, and certain drugs are not recommended to be combined. Consult your physician immediately in the event of unintentional and rapid weight loss.

Before take this drug

You shouldn't take Daliresp if you are sensitive to roflumilast or if you suffer from severe or moderate liver disease. To ensure Daliresp is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you've previously had:

  • Liver disease.
  • Depressive illness, depression, or suicidal thoughts, actions, or feelings.

People taking Daliresp may consider suicide when taking this drug. Your doctor should monitor your mood regularly during visits. Your family members and other caregivers should be aware of fluctuations in mood and signs. It isn't known if this medicine could affect a newborn baby.Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. It isn't known if it is passed into breast milk or if it can affect nursing infants. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Avoid giving this medication to an infant without medical guidance.

How to take Daliresp?

Use Daliresp exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than prescribed. Daliresp is typically taken once every day, whether or not food is included. Follow the directions of your doctor. Loss of weight is one typical adverse effect of roflumilast. When you are taking this medication, be sure to weigh yourself frequently and inform your doctor if you experience any unexpected or unannounced weight loss. Do not share this medication with anyone else, even if they suffer from similar symptoms to yours. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

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

To lower the chance of COPD exacerbations in patients suffering from severe COPD that is associated with chronic bronchitis and a past history of exacerbations, 500 mg every day orally, whether or not food is consumed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activity.

Side effects of Daliresp

Get immediate medical attention. If you show symptoms of an allergy reaction, such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, If you experience any new or worsening symptoms, such as changes to your mood or behavior, depression, anxiety or insomnia; feeling impulsive; thinking about suicide; or considering self-harm - notify your healthcare provider.

Consult your physician immediately if you experience sudden and unintended weight loss.

  • Unintentional and sudden weight loss that was not intended.
  • Tremors.
  • Burning or pain during urination.

Common side effects of Daliresp include:

  • Nausea, diarrhea.
  • Diminution in appetite, slight weight loss.
  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Occasional sleep issues.
  • Back discomfort.
  • Influenza symptoms.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

A variety of drugs may interfere with roflumilast. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all medications are mentioned in this medication guide. Inform your doctor of all of your medications, as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.A variety of drugs may be incompatible with the drug roflumilast. This category encompasses prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all medications are mentioned in this medication guide. Discuss with your physician your current medications and any other medications you take or stop taking.