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Available by prescription only, indacaterol maleate is a medicine used to prevent symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This drug works to prevent airway spasms by opening up the airways to the lungs. The capsule is punctured using a Neohaler, and the powder inside the capsule is then inhaled using your own breath. Potential side effects include nausea, a runny nose, and throat pain.

What Is Indacaterol Maleate?

Indacaterol maleate (Arcapta™) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
 
(Click What Is Indacaterol Maleate Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, indacaterol maleate may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of indacaterol maleate include but are not limited to:
 
  • Coughing
  • Throat pain
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Nausea.
 
(Click Indacaterol Maleate Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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