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When should I call my doctor if I am using Arcapta Neohaler?

Get emergency medical care if your breathing problems suddenly worsen while you're using Arcapta Neohaler (indacaterol) to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If your doctor has prescribed a fast-acting rescue inhaler and it doesn't relieve your breathing difficulty or you're having to use it more often for relief, get medical attention immediately.

Other signs that you may need emergency help include fast or irregular heartbeat, a rise in blood pressure, chest pain, muscle spasms or weakness. You also need medical attention if you have signs of high blood sugar, such as feeling more thirsty or tired than usual, blurry vision or having to urinate frequently.

Some serious side effects of using Arcapta Neohaler daily may not show up for some time. Be sure to call your doctor if your breathing problems aren't improving or you're feeling worse. If you need to use your rescue medicine more often than before you started using Arcapta Neohaler, or if your rescue medicine doesn't work as well as it once did, let your doctor know. 

Call your doctor, too, if minor side effects (runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, nausea) don't go away.

Do not stop using Arcapta Neohaler without your doctor's supervision.

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