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What is Brovana used for?

Brovana (arformoterol) is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs). It's prescribed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a group of lung diseases that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Brovana helps to control COPD-related breathing problems such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness by preventing bronchoconstriction, the narrowing of the air passages in the lungs, by relaxing those tissues and opening up the air passages. It is not meant to treat acute severe flares of COPD or other breathing problems such as asthma.

Brovana comes as a liquid that you put into a nebulizer, a machine that turns the liquid into a mist that's inhaled through a face mask or mouthpiece. Your doctor may recommend that you inhale Brovana twice a day, with 12 hours between each dose.

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