Revefenacin Oral Inhalation
Name: Revefenacin Oral Inhalation
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Why is this medication prescribed?
Revefenacin oral inhalation is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways, that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Revefenacin is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways in your lungs which makes it easier to breathe.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before taking Revefenacin,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to revefenacin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the revefenacin nebulizer solution. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines; atropine (in Lomotil, Motofen); other medications for COPD including aclidinium (Tudorza Pressair), glycopyrrolate (Cuvposa, Lonhala Magnair, Seebri, in Bevespi, Utibron), ipratropium (Atrovent HFA, in Combivent Respimat), tiotropium (Spiriva, in Stioloto Respimat), and umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta, in Anoro Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); medications for irritable bowel disease, motion sickness, Parkinson's disease, ulcers, or urinary problems; and rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, Rifater). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with revefenacin, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye that may cause vision loss), urinary retention (inability to empty your bladder completely or at all), prostate or bladder problems, or liver or kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using revefenacin, call your doctor.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Inhale the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not use more than one dose in a day and do not inhale a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.