Roflumilast is prescribed to help control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Unlike most COPD medications that are available as inhalers, this drug comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. Before taking it, tell your healthcare provider if you have depression, anxiety, or a history of suicidal thoughts. Side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, and weight loss.
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