Precautions

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If you will be using this medicine for a long time, it is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to check for any unwanted effects.

Tell your doctor about other medicines you are using for your asthma or COPD. Follow your doctor's instructions on how you should take your medicine.

This medicine should not be used if you are having an asthma or COPD attack, or if symptoms of an asthma or COPD attack has already started. Your doctor will prescribe another medicine for you to use in case of an acute attack. If the other medicine does not work as well, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may increase the chance of asthma-related problems. Be sure to read about these risks in the Medication Guide and talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns that you have.

This medicine may increase the risk of worsening asthma, which may lead to hospitalization, intubation, and death in patients with asthma. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.

This medicine should not be used together with similar inhaled medicines such as arformoterol (Brovana®), formoterol (Foradil®, Perforomist®), indacaterol (Onbrez®), or salmeterol (Serevent®).

Your doctor may want you to carry a medical identification (ID) card stating that you are using this medicine. The card will say that you may need additional medicine during an emergency, a severe asthma or COPD attack or other illness, or unusual stress.

This medicine may weaken your immune system and increase your risk for infections. Tell your doctor about any immune system problems or infections, including tuberculosis or herpes infection in your eye. Tell your doctor right away if you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles.

This medicine may cause a fungus infection of the mouth or throat (thrush). Tell your doctor right away if you have white patches in the mouth or throat, or pain when eating or swallowing.

This medicine may increase your risk of having pneumonia. Call your doctor if you start having increased sputum (spit) production, change in sputum color, fever, chills, increased cough, or an increase in breathing problems.

Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may cause may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. Talk to your doctor if you have darkening of the skin, diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, loss of appetite, mental depression, muscle pain or weakness, nausea, skin rash, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.

This medicine may cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which means your breathing or wheezing will get worse. This may be life-threatening. Check with your doctor right away if you have coughing, or difficulty breathing after using this medicine.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis and angioedema, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after using this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk for heart and blood vessel problems, including changes in heart rhythm. Check with your doctor right away if you have dizziness, fainting spells, severe tiredness, chest pain, trouble with breathing, sudden or severe headache, or fast or irregular heartbeat.

This medicine may decrease bone mineral density when used for a long time. A low bone mineral density can cause weak bones or osteoporosis. If you have any questions about this, ask your doctor.

Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want your eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

This medicine may affect blood sugar and potassium levels. If you have heart disease or diabetes and notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar or potassium tests, check with your doctor.

This medicine may cause a slowed growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about this.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.