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(Known as Daxas in the UK)
Information and Use of Daliresp 500 mcg
Daliresp is an anti-inflammatory drug. It acts as a selective long-acting inhibitor of the enzyme phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4). It is used to treat the inflammatory conditions of the lungs like chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Remember, it is not a bronchodilator, so it will not treat a case of bronchospasm that has already started. It is used to control and prevent the symptoms of COPD like wheezing and shortness of breath.
For effective control and treatment of COPD, Daliresp has to be combined with bronchodilator drugs. Daliresp does not work immediately so for effectiveness; it has to be regularly used. Thus, it should not be used for immediate relief of wheezing or shortness of breath; instead, bronchodilators should be administered.
Roflumilast medicine is easily available from Canada Pharmacy and can be delivered right to your doorstep.
The active ingredient (comes in 2 strengths):
- Roflumilast 250 mcg
- Roflumilast 500 mcg
Daliresp should be strictly taken as prescribed by your doctor. You should never increase, alter, or stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. Usually, Daliresp is taken once a day, with or without food. For effective control and treatment, regularity is mandatory. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
Weight loss is commonly seen with Daliresp’s usage, so weigh yourself regularly to monitor your body weight. Consult your doctor if rapid weight loss occurs.
Never share your Daliresp with anyone, even if they have the same symptoms as yourself.
Before taking Roflumilast, consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions.
- Allergy to roflumilast
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Current or past infections like tuberculosis or herpes
- Mental or mood disorders like depression, suicidal thoughts
- Unexplained weight loss
- Immune system disorders like lupus or HIV
Following side effects may be seen with Daliresp 500 mcg. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects appear.
- Allergic reaction
- Rapid and unintended weight loss
- Pain or burning during urination
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Minor weight loss
- Occasional sleep problems
- Back pain
- Flu symptoms
- Mental/mood changes like depression, nervousness, suicidal thoughts
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
Product Code: 12494
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