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Aclidinium

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Uses
Dosing
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Notes

    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: TudorzaT PressairT

    Uses
    • It is used to open the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems.
    • Aclidinium calms lung muscles.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
    • Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better.
    • For breathing in only.
    • Have your puffer (inhaler) use checked with your doctor at each visit. Read and follow facts on how to use the puffer. Make sure you use the puffer the right way.
    • Prepare puffer (inhaler) by pressing the green button.
    • Let go of the green button and make sure the control window is green.
    • If the control window is red, try pressing the green button again.
    • Keep puffer (inhaler) at a level, upright position.
    • Breathe out fully. Never breathe out into the puffer (inhaler).
    • Place mouthpiece in your mouth. Close your lips around the mouthpiece.
    • Tilt your head back and breathe in.
    • You may hear a "click," but keep breathing in.
    • Hold your breath as long as you can without harm.
    • Breathe out slowly through nose. Never breathe out into the puffer (inhaler).
    • If you used the puffer (inhaler) the right way the control window will be red.
    • If you are using more than 1 type of puffer (inhaler), ask your doctor which puffer to use first.
    • Do not use a spacer with the puffer (inhaler).
    • Rinse out mouth after each use.

    Missed Dose

    • Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
    • Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Store puffer (inhaler) in sealed pouch. Use right after opening.
    • Throw away inhaler after 45 days of opening the pouch, when it says 0, or locks you from using it.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to aclidinium or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you are allergic to milk, talk with the doctor.
    • If you are having a breathing attack.

    Precautions

    • This drug is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath.
    • Wear disease medical alert ID (identification).
    • If you have glaucoma, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have kidney disease, talk with your doctor.
    • If you are a man with problems passing urine, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Headache.
    • Sore throat.
    • Cough.
    • Runny nose.
    • Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Peak flow measurement low.
    • Use of short-acting puffer (inhaler) more often.
    • Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation.
    • Not able to pass urine.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
    • Read the package insert for more details.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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