Brovana

(arformoterol)

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Provides long-term control of symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Our bottom line

Brovana (arformoterol) provides good long-term control of COPD symptoms, but requires the use of a nebulizer machine.

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Quick facts about Brovana
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Children and enderly with poor hand coordination may find nebulizers easier to use than inhalers.
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Downsides

  • Requires the use of a nebulizer machine, which is more expensive than inhalers.
  • Takes about 5-10 minutes to use in the morning and in the evening.
  • Doesn't work fast enough to relieve sudden breathing problems.
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How it works

Brovana (arformoterol) is a long-acting beta-adrenergic receptor agonist (LABA), which relaxes the airway muscles to make breathing easier.

Quick facts about Brovana
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dosage forms

  • Nebulizer Solution
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What to expect when you take Brovana (arformoterol) for COPD

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  • Possible side effects
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus infection
  • Rash
  • Leg cramps
  • Swelling of the legs
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Side effect rates for Brovana (arformoterol)

From 581 clinical trials of Brovana when taken for copd (15 mcg twice daily)
  • Pain
    8%8%
    5%5%
  • Chest pain
    7%7%
    6%6%
  • Back pain
    6%6%
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    6%6%
    4%4%
  • Sinus infection
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Leg cramps
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Shortness of breath
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Rash
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Flu syndrome
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Swelling of the legs
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Lung and chest congestion
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Brovana.

Brovana (arformoterol)
Placebo

People taking Brovana felt side effect more

People taking Brovana felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Brovana (arformoterol)

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  • People using Brovana (arformoterol) have a higher risk for asthma-related hospitalization and even death in some cases. However, this is rare. Do not use Brovana (arformoterol) to treat asthma or as a rescue inhaler.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect