What is Umeclidinium?
Umeclidinium can be used to stop obstruction of airflow and reduce flare-ups in people suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which includes bronchitis and emphysema.
Umeclidinium should only be used for people suffering from COPD and is not recommended to treat asthma.Umeclidinium is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.
Side effects of Umeclidinium
Contact a medical professional immediately. If you exhibit symptoms that are warning signs of a reaction, such as itching, rash, extreme itching, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,
Umeclidinium could cause severe adverse effects. Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:
- Wheezing, choking, or other breathing issues after taking this medicine.
- Blurred vision dizziness, vomiting, eye pain, redness, bright light colors,
- Urination that is painful or difficult, or having to urinate more frequently
Common adverse effects of umeclidinium could include:
- Symptoms of a cold like congestion, sneezing, and stuffy nose; sore throat; cough;
- Irregular or fast heartbeats;
- Bruising, darkened skin;
- Mouth discomfort, tooth pain;
- Muscles or joint discomfort;
- Stomach pain,
- A change in taste.
This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Umeclidinium is not recommended when you are allergic to umeclidinium or suffer from a severe allergic reaction to milk proteins.
Umeclidinium isn't a cure-all medication. It is not efficient enough to treat asthma attacks. Only use fast-acting inhalation medication for an attack.Get medical attention if breathing problems aren't improving or if symptoms become worse rapidly.
Before you Take this Drug
It is best not to use umeclidinium if you have an allergy to the substance or suffer from:
- An extreme allergic reaction to milk protein.
Inform your doctor if you ever had:
- Heart disease;
- An increased prostate
- Urinary problems.
Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
Umeclidinium is not a drug that has been approved for use by anyone less than 18 years of age.
How to Take Umeclidinium?
Follow the instructions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Make sure you use the medication precisely as directed.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that are included with your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.Take the medication at the same time every day, but no more than three times within a 24-hour period.
Umeclidinium isn't a treatment for bronchospasm attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medication for an attack. Consult a doctor if breathing issues become more severe or if you suspect that your medication isn't effective enough.Don't stop taking umeclidinium unless you have a doctor's recommendation, even if you're feeling well.
Don't try to clean or remove the device that is used to inhale. Always use the brand new inhaler device that comes with the refill.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat, moisture, and light. Store the inhaler device inside the foil tray until you are ready to use it.Dispose of the inhaler within 6 weeks of opening or until the dose indicator is zero (whichever occurs first).
Details on Dosage
Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—Maintenance:
1 inhalation (62.5 mg) orally, once per day
Maximum dose: 1 inhalation every 24 hours.
Use: Treatment for obstruction to airflow in patients with COPD that includes chronic lung disease or emphysema
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Utilize the medicine as soon as you can; however, do not miss any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at once. Use only one dose within 24 hours.
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?
Do not take a second inhalation bronchodilator with arformoterol, aclidinium, or salmeterol. Tiotropium, or vilanterol
Follow your doctor's advice regarding any dietary restrictions regarding beverages, foods, or activities.
Interaction with Other Drugs
Inform your doctor about all other medicines you take, particularly:
- Medications for treating the symptoms of depression, anxiety, or mood disorders. mental illness
- Cold or allergy medicine (Benadryl and other brands);
- Medication used to cure the symptoms of Parkinson's disease;
- Medication to treat stomach issues, motion sickness, and IBS;
- Medicines to treat the overactive bladder treatment for overactive bladder
- Another bronchodilator drug
This list is not exhaustive. Other drugs can interact with umeclidinium. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are outlined here.