Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. Also, do not stop using this medicine without telling your doctor. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Inhaled revefenacin comes with a Medication Guide and patient instructions. Read the instructions carefully before using this medicine and with each refill. There may be new information. If you do not understand the directions or you are not sure how to use the nebulizer, ask your doctor to show you what to do. Also, ask your doctor to check regularly how you use the nebulizer to make sure you are using it properly.

To use this medicine:

  • Use the vials only in a standard jet nebulizer machine with a mouthpiece connected to an air compressor. Do not swallow or inject the liquid in the vial. Do not mix this medicine with any other medicine in your nebulizer.
  • Do not remove the vial from the sealed pouch until you are ready to use it. Use the vial right away once you have opened the pouch.
  • Check the liquid in the vial. It should be clear and colorless. Do not use it if it is discolored.
  • Squeeze all of the medicine from the vial into the nebulizer cup.
  • Connect the mouthpiece to the nebulizer cup with the expiratory valve facing up.
  • Insert one end of the tubing to the compressor and the other end to the bottom of the nebulizer cup.
  • Sit in an upright position. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it. Turn on the compressor.
  • Take one long, steady, deep breath in through your mouth until no more mist is seen in the nebulizer cup. Your treatment will take about 8 minutes and will end when you do not see any mist in the nebulizer anymore. Turn the compressor off.
  • Do not use the nebulizer for this medicine with any other medicine.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For inhalation dosage form (solution):
    • For maintenance treatment of COPD:
      • Adults—1 vial by oral inhalation once a day. Each vial contains 175 micrograms (mcg) per 3 milliliters (mL) solution.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Do not use more than 1 vial in a day.

Storage

Store unopened vials of this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. An open vial of medicine must be used right away.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store unopened vials of this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. An open vial of medicine must be used right away.