Brovana is a bronchodilator (drug type), which is helpful in relaxing muscles and facilitates comfort breathing.
How Effective is Brovana inhaler in Relieving COPD Symptoms?
People suffering from COPD i.e. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease gets benefited from Brovana inhalation, however; it will not treat asthma attack that has already occurred.
Prevent using Brovana inhalation when already suffering from bronchospasm attack, as it will not be of any help. The reason why it is not recommended to use this medicine for asthma attack is because it works very slowly and at the time of attack patient need medicine, which have quick impact on patient suffering from asthma or any other respiratory alignment.
Although Brovana is effective in relieving COPD symptoms it is better to consult a doctor if you feel that the medicine is not working properly or the need of dosage is more than usual. Intake of high medicine dosage is an indication that your condition is getting bad.
Salmeterol is also a similar medication, which also increases the risk of death caused due to asthma attack. It is still not known that whether Brovana has same effect on people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The medicine should be strictly used only as per doctor's recommendation and should not exceed the recommended dosage. For safe usage patient should strictly follow all the instructions carefully. In addition, also consult with the doctor about the risk as well as the benefits of inhaling Brovana.
How Safe is Brovana Inhaler in Relieving COPD?
The use of Brovana inhaler is safe but there are precautions to be taken before the medicine intake. People who are allergic to arformoterol should strictly avoid Brovana. In order to ensure that Brovana inhalation is safe, one should clearly reveal to the doctor if they have any of the below disease.
- Heart disorder
- High blood pressure
- Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
- Liver disorder
- Family history of long QT syndrome.
Although, it is not known that whether Brovana has any side effect on expecting mother or unborn baby but still it is recommended to reveal it to doctor if you are pregnant or planning a baby anytime soon. This way doctor can make necessary changes in the medication. Further, it is also not known whether arformoterol inhalation pass on any problem from breast feeding mothers to their babies. Hence, it is good to reveal it to the doctor if you have a nursing or breast feeding baby. Without doctor's consent one should never take Brovana if they are below 18 years of age.
What is the Recommended Dosage for Brovana Inhaler?
Usual Adult Dose of Brovana for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Maintenance Dosage: For adults suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 15 micrograms of Brovana inhalation taken using mobilization twice daily is recommended. In a day taking more than 30 micrograms is not recommended, as it can have adverse effect on body.
Ways to Use Brovana Inhalation?
One should take Brovana exactly the way it is prescribed by the doctor. Effectiveness of Brovana inhaler in relieving COPD symptoms greatly depends on the way it is taken. Hence, ensure to follow all the instructions that are mentioned on the prescription label. Never make the mistake of taking the medicine more, less or frequently then it is prescribed by a registered doctor. It is because of this reason only that the medicine comes with complete instructions to be followed for safe and effective usage. Instead of making any mistake, it is advised to clear out confusions, if any with either a reliable pharmacist or registered doctor.
If doctors ask you to switch from slow short acting to Brovana inhalation, then one should stop taking any bronchodilator. Some of the commonly known short acting bronchodilator includes the following, albuterol, bitolterol, levalbuterol, metaproterenol and pirbuterol. If taking Brovana using a nebulizer, then make sure to not to mix any other medicine in the nebulizer.