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What should I know before taking roflumilast?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Roflumilast can trigger or worsen depressive symptoms and increase the risk of suicide.

If you have moderate to severe liver impairment, you should not take roflumilast.

It is not known if roflumilast is safe or effective for children and teens.

You should not take roflumilast if you are breastfeeding.

Roflumilast may not be a good option if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

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