Olodaterol - Benefits, dosage and side effects

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Olodaterol - Benefits, dosage and side effects
Olodaterol - Benefits, dosage and side effects
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Olodaterol is a drug to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. This medicine must be used according to the doctor's prescription

This drug works by relaxing the muscles of the respiratory tract. This way of working will cause the previously narrowed respiratory tract to become wider, so that air flow can be smoother.

Olodaterol

Olodaterol is a long-acting beta 2 agonist bronchodilator, so it is not intended to treat acute bronchospasm attacks or sudden constriction of the respiratory tract.

Trademarks of olodaterol: Infortispir Respimat, Spiolto Respimat, Striverdi Respimat

What is Olodaterol

Class Prescription drugs
Categories Beta agonist bronchodilators
Benefits Relieves and prevents the appearance of symptoms of constriction of the respiratory tract due to COPD
Consumed by Adult
Olodaterol for pregnant and lactating women Category B: Animal studies have not shown any risk to the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women.

Olodaterol is not known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Medicine form Inhaled liquid (inhale)

Warning Before Using Olodaterol

Olodaterol should not be used carelessly. Here are some things you should pay attention to before using olodaterol:

  • Do not use olodaterol if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, this medicine is not for asthmatics.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had arrhythmias, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, seizures, aneurysms, liver disease, or electrolyte disturbances, such as hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Discuss with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using olodaterol in the elderly (elderly).
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products,
  • See your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic drug reaction, overdose, or serious side effects after taking olodaterol.

Dosage and Instructions for Use of Olodaterol

Olodaterol is available in liquid form that is inhaled with an inhaler. The dose of inhaled olodaterol as a drug to prevent recurrence and relieve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is 2 inhalations 1 time a day. One inhalation equals 2.5 mcg.

How to Use Olodaterol Correctly

Always follow the doctor's advice and read the instructions on the medicine package before using olodaterol.

Here's how to use olodaterol inhaler correctly:

  1. Open the inhaler cap, then exhale slowly and place the suction edge of the inhaler (mouthpiece) into your mouth.
  2. Point the inhaler to your throat.
  3. Inhale slowly through your mouth and press the inhaler. Try to inhale as slowly as possible while applying
  4. Hold your breath for 5-10 seconds before exhaling. Repeat these steps for the second spray.

If you are using a new inhaler or your inhaler has not been used for several days, clean the inhaler before use.

Use olodaterol regularly. Keep taking olodaterol even if you feel better. Do not stop treatment with olodaterol without consulting your doctor first. Take olodaterol at the same time every day.

If you forget to use olodaterol, use it immediately if the interval between the next use is not too close. If it is close, ignore it and do not double the dose. Tell your doctor if you frequently forget to take olodaterol.

Store olodaterol at room temperature, in a dry place, and away from direct sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.

Interaction of Olodaterol with Other Drugs

The use of olodaterol together with other drugs can cause several interaction effects, including:

  • Enhanced effect of olodaterol when used with other beta-agonist bronchodilators
  • Increased risk of heart problems if used with anesthetic gases, such as halogens
  • Increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances when used with MAOIs or tricyclic antidepressants
  • Increased risk of adverse effects when used with beta-blocking drugs
  • Increased risk of hypokalemia, ie low levels of potassium in the blood, if used with xanthine-derived drugs, corticosteroids, or diuretics
  • Increased olodaterol levels when used with ketoconazole

Side Effects and Dangers of Olodaterol

There are several side effects that can occur after using olodaterol, including:

  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing or stuffy nose
  • Cough or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Pain when urinating
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain

Check with your doctor if these side effects don't get better or get worse. See your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug or serious side effects, such as:

  • Shortness of breath that is getting worse
  • Tremor, restlessness, chest pain, or palpitations
  • Increased blood sugar levels, which can be characterized by frequent thirst, more frequent urination, frequent hunger, or dry mouth
  • Hypokalemia, which can be characterized by leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, or numbness or tingling

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