Daliresp/Daxas (Roflumilast) Dosage and Side Effects
DALIRESP is used treat of symptoms of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Warnings and Precautions
You should not use DALIRESP if you have moderate or severe liver disease. You should not use DALIRESP if you are allergic to it, or if you have moderate or severe liver disease.
To make sure you can safely take DALIRESP , tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- liver disease;
- a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts or actions.
You may have unusual thoughts or behavior, or thoughts about suicide, while taking this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether DALIRESP will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. DALIRESP can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice. Do not share this medication with other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, or you have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- rapid and unintended weight loss;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, diarrhea;
- loss of appetite, minor weight loss;
- headache, dizziness;
- occasional sleep problems;
- back pain; or
- flu symptoms.
Interactions with this medication
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Many drugs can interact with DALIRESP, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Proper Use of this medication
DALIRESP is usually taken once per day, with or without food. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.