What is Daxas (Roflumilast) used for?
Daxas (Roflumilast) is used to help prevent and control symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness, caused by bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. It is sometimes used together with other medications to treat COPD. This drug works by relieving irritation and inflammation of the airways, which helps to control breathing problems.
How should I use Daxas (Roflumilast)?
Daxas (Roflumilast) tablets are taken orally, and may be taken with or without food. Patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet per day, or as prescribed by their physician. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication. It is important to note that this medication is not to be used to treat sudden breathing problems. Your physician will advise you on what to do should this occur.
What are the side effects of Daxas (Roflumilast)?
Daxas (Roflumilast) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
You should immediately consult your physician should any of the above listed side effects persist or worsen. Other serious side effects requiring immediate medical attention include changes in mood, difficulty sleeping, tremors or a rapid pounding heartbeat.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Daxas (Roflumilast). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.