Description Of Product
Indacaterol+Mometasone Furoate, Atectura Breezhaler
Description: Beta2 Agonist, Long-Acting and Corticosteroid Inhaler
CSA NA – Not FDA Approved – REMS (N) – Cannot Ship To US
How Does It Work
Indacaterol selectively binds to beta-2 receptors on the lungs causing bronchial smooth muscle relaxation.
Mometasone Furoate is a corticosteroid that reduces and controls inflammation.
Indications For Use
Before starting Indacaterol+Mometasone Furoate, Atectura Breezhaler makes sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, and current medical conditions. Indacaterol is a long-acting beta-2 agonist which when used as monotherapy has been associated with a higher risk of severe exacerbations and asthma-related deaths. Indacaterol should always be used in combination with an inhaled corticosteroid combined in a single inhaler. The use of long-term inhaled corticosteroids like Mometasone Furoate can cause a decrease in bone mineral density, HPA axis suppression, immunosuppression, vasculitis, and oral candidiasis. Indacaterol+Mometasone Furoate, Atectura Breezhaler should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, hepatic impairment, hypokalemia, myasthenia gravis, ocular disease, seizure disorders, and thyroid disease.
Usual (Inhaler): Inhale the contents of 1 capsule (Indacaterol 150mcg/Mometasone 160mcg or 320mcg) once daily.
Note: The recommended starting dose is based upon asthma severity and previous asthma therapy (including inhaled corticosteroid dosage). Titrate to the lowest effective dose (step down) once asthma is well controlled after 2 to 3 months.
Pharmacist Tips On Using
How to Take: For oral inhalation use only. Open the blister card to remove a capsule. Place the capsule directly into the capsule chamber of the Breezhaler inhaler; close the inhaler and pierce the capsule by pressing on both side buttons simultaneously once daily and then release. Exhale fully (do not exhale into the inhaler) then close lips tightly around the mouthpiece; inhale deeply and hold your breath for up to 5 to 10 seconds. Throw away the empty capsule and rinse your mouth with water after each use. Clean the mouthpiece with a dry wipe.
Headache, musculoskeletal pain, oropharyngeal pain
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only the most common.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if the side effects are not tolerable?
If the side effects are causing a lot of distress to speak to our physician as soon as possible to discuss options.