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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.
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.