What Is Arformoterol Tartrate Used For?

Arformoterol Tartrate Use in Children

Arformoterol tartrate is not approved for use in children (which makes sense, since COPD is almost always a disease of elderly people). Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using arformoterol tartrate in children.

Off-Label Arformoterol Tartrate Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend arformoterol tartrate for treating something other than COPD. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, using arformoterol tartrate to treat asthma or other breathing problems other than COPD is considered an off-label use.
However, studies suggest that long-acting beta agonists (like arformoterol tartrate) may increase the risk of asthma-related deaths. Long-acting beta agonists should never be used to treat asthma unless a long-term asthma controller medication (such as an inhaled steroid) is also used.
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