When should I call my doctor if I am taking Brovana?

If you're taking Brovana (arformoterol) to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you should call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • You want to stop taking Brovana. Do not stop taking Brovana without talking to your doctor first.
  • You want to take another medication or supplement. Brovana may interact with other medications or supplements, potentially causing problems.
  • You become pregnant. Brovana may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
  • You develop a new health problem, especially high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, or problems with your liver, thyroid or heart.
  • Your COPD symptoms don't improve, or they get worse.
You should also call your doctor if you develop any of these side effects from Brovana:
  • 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
Also let your doctor know if you experience less serious symptoms while taking Brovana, including:
  • back pain or other pain
  • headache
  • sinus congestion
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • chest congestion or bronchitis
  • nervousness
  • involuntary shaking of a body part
  • leg cramps
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

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