Aclidinium

Name: Aclidinium

Aclidinium Dosage

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Aclidinium is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an asthma attack.

Aclidinium is a powder that comes with a special inhaler device preloaded with measured doses of this medicine. The device delivers a single dose each time you press a button on the inhaler.

Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Aclidinium should be used at evenly spaced intervals, usually every 12 hours.

Use aclidinium regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Call your doctor or seek medical attention if you think your fast-acting inhaler medications are not working as well.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medicine in the sealed pouch until ready to use. Do not store the inhaler device on top of any surface that vibrates.

Throw the inhaler device away 45 days after you have taken it out of the sealed pouch, or if the dose indicator shows a zero or the device locks, whichever comes first. Each inhaler device contains 60 doses.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aclidinium?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to aclidinium or to milk proteins.

To make sure aclidinium is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • narrow-angle glaucoma;

  • enlarged prostate; or

  • bladder obstruction or other urination problems.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether aclidinium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Aclidinium is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Aclidinium dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- Maintenance:

400 mcg (1 inhalation) orally twice a day

Use: Long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

Uses of Aclidinium

  • It is used to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
  • This medicine is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aclidinium?

  • If you have an allergy to aclidinium or any other part of aclidinium.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have a milk allergy.
  • If you take other drugs called anticholinergics, like ipratropium or oxybutynin. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if any of your drugs are anticholinergic.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take aclidinium with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take aclidinium or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to aclidinium. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

Pronunciation

(a kli DIN ee um)

Aclidinium Overdose

If you take too much aclidinium, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

If aclidinium is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.

Aclidinium Identification

Substance Name

Aclidinium

CAS Registry Number

727649-81-2

Drug Class

Anti-Asthmatic Agents

Parasympatholytics

Cholinergic Antagonists

Bronchodilator Agents

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