Arformoterol (Inhalation Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Arformoterol is used to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD is a long-term lung disease that causes bronchospasm (wheezing or difficulty with breathing).
Arformoterol belongs to the family of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are medicines that are breathed in through the mouth to open up the bronchial tubes (air passages) in the lungs. It is taken by inhalation (an inhaler) to help decrease coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing by increasing the flow of air into the lungs.
When used regularly everyday, inhaled arformoterol decreases the number and severity of COPD. However, it will not relieve symptoms of a COPD attack that has already started.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.