Roflumilast Drug Information
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your healthcare provider may prescribe roflumilast (DalirespTM). This medication is specifically approved for use in people age 18 and older. It is not exactly clear how this drug works, but it is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Unlike most other COPD medications that come in the form of an inhaler, roflumilast comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. Nausea, diarrhea, and weight loss are some of the most common side effects of this drug.
It's important to review roflumilast's safety information with your healthcare provider before taking this drug. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as depression, liver problems, or a history of suicidal thoughts) or if you are taking any other types of medicine.
(For more information on this drug, click Roflumilast. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how this medicine works for treating COPD, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)