What is roflumilast?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Roflumilast (Daliresp) is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It reduces inflammation but does not act directly to open a person's airway. Roflumilast comes as a pill and is taken once a day. It should always be used along with one or more long-acting bronchodilators. It is usually reserved for people with severe COPD, frequent flare-ups, and chronic bronchitis.

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