What are the side effects of Brovana?

Side effects of Brovana (arformoterol), a drug prescribed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), range from mild to potentially life threatening. The most serious side effect of Brovana -- an increased risk of asthma-related death -- can occur if it's misused to treat asthma: Brovana should not be used to treat asthma.

If you develop any of the following symptoms while taking Brovana, get immediate help from your doctor or call 911:
  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • trouble breathing or swallowing
  • hives or skin rash
  • swelling of your eyes, face, tongue, lips, mouth, hands, lower legs, ankles or feet
Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects from taking Brovana:
  • back pain
  • headache
  • sinus congestion
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • chest congestion or bronchitis
  • nervousness
  • involuntary shaking of a body part
  • leg cramps
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep
Brovana may cause more subtle but still potentially serious side effects. Your doctor may notice an increase in your blood pressure or changes in your blood levels of potassium or white blood cell count that could indicate a problem.