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By relaxing the muscles around the airways in the lungs, indacaterol maleate (ArcaptaTM) can help prevent airway spasms in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This prescription medication is specifically designed to prevent airway spasms; it will not treat a spasm that has already started.
Although indacaterol maleate may help relieve COPD symptoms, not everyone can use this drug. Information on indacaterol maleate should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For instance, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or certain allergies.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and can include headaches, coughing, and nausea. In most cases, reactions to the drug tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(Click Indacaterol Maleate for more information, including a detailed description of the drug's effects, dosing tips on when and how to use this medication, and more.)
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