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UTIBRON NEOHALER
Asthma/COPD
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Drug Name:

UTIBRON NEOHALER Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Indacaterol 27.5mcg, glycopyrrolate 15.6mcg; per capsule; dry powder for oral inhalation for use with Neohaler device; contains lactose.

Company:
Sunovion

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for UTIBRON NEOHALER:

Long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Limitations Of use:

Not for the relief of acute bronchospasm or for the treatment of asthma.

Adult:

For oral inhalation use only with Neohaler device; do not swallow caps. Administer at the same time of the day (AM + PM). Inhale contents of one capsule (27.5mcg/15.6mcg) twice daily.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

LABA use in asthma patients without use of long-term control medication.

Warnings/Precautions:

LABAs increase risk of asthma-related death. Not recommended for treating asthma. Do not initiate in patients during acutely deteriorating or potentially life-threatening COPD episodes. Not for treating acute symptoms. ­Prescribe a short-acting β2-agonist for acute symptoms; monitor for increased need. Do not exceed recommended dose. Discontinue immediately and treat if paradoxical bronchospasm or immediate hypersensitivity reactions occur; use alternative therapy. Severe milk protein hypersensitivity. Cardiovascular disorders (eg, coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension). Convulsive disorders. Thyrotoxicosis. Hyperresponsiveness to sympathomimetics. Diabetes. Ketoacidosis. Narrow-angle glaucoma. Urinary retention. Prostatic hyperplasia. Bladder-neck obstruction. Hypokalemia. Hyperglycemia. Severe renal impairment or ESRD requiring dialysis. Severe hepatic impairment: not studied. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Labor & delivery. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Caution with concomitant other adrenergic drugs; may potentiate sympathetic effects. Concomitant xanthine derivatives, steroids, or diuretics may potentiate hypokalemia. Caution with non-K+-sparing diuretics. Extreme caution with MAOIs, tricyclics, or others that prolong QTc interval. Antagonized by β-blockers; if needed, use cardioselective agents if no acceptable alternatives. Additive effects with concomitant other anticholinergic-containing drugs; avoid.

Pharmacological Class:

Long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) + anticholinergic.

Adverse Reactions:

Nasopharyngitis, hypertension, back pain, oropharyngeal pain; paradoxical bronchospasm, hypersensitivity reactions.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Blister pack—6, 60 (w. one Neohaler device)

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