Brovana Side Effects

Generic Name: arformoterol

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of arformoterol. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Brovana.

Not all side effects for Brovana may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to arformoterol: inhalation solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by arformoterol (the active ingredient contained in Brovana). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking arformoterol:

More common
  • Back pain
  • chest pain
  • diarrhea
  • pain
Less common
  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • leg cramps
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • rapid weight gain
  • rash
  • shivering
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • sweating
  • tightness of the chest
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • trouble with sleeping
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain or loss
  • vomiting
  • wheezing

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking arformoterol, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • blurred vision
  • chest discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urine
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • increased thirst
  • mood changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • muscle tremors
  • nervousness
  • no blood pressure or pulse
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • pounding in the ears
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • slow heartbeat
  • stomach cramps
  • stopping of the heart
  • tremor
  • unconsciousness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to arformoterol: inhalation solution

Respiratory

Two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials showed a decreased or comparable incidence of COPD exacerbations when compared to placebo. COPD exacerbations occurred at a rate of 12.1% for those patients receiving the drug and 15.1% for those patients receiving placebo.

Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea, sinusitis, flu syndrome, pulmonary and chest congestion
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Respiratory disorder, voice alteration

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Chest pain, peripheral edema
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Arteriosclerosis, atrial flutter, AV block, congestive heart failure, heart block, myocardial infarct, QT interval prolongation, supraventricular tachycardia, inverted T-wave

Two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials showed a decreased or comparable incidence of cardiovascular events. Frequency of all cardiovascular events was 6.9% in those using the drug and 13.3% in the placebo group. No frequently occurring, defined as 1% or greater than placebo, cardiovascular events were associated.

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Dry skin, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, skin discoloration, skin hypertrophy

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Constipation, gastritis, melena, oral moniliasis, periodontal abscess, rectal hemorrhage

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, leg cramps
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Neck rigidity, pelvic pain, arthralgia, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disorder, tendinous contracture

Hematologic

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Retroperitoneal hemorrhage

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Allergic reaction

Local

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Injection site pain

Metabolic

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Dehydration, edema, glucose tolerance decreased, gout, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia

Nervous system

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Agitation, cerebral infarct, circumoral paresthesia, hypokinesia, somnolence, tremor, paralysis

Ocular

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Abnormal vision, glaucoma

Oncologic

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Neoplasm, carcinoma of the lung, breast neoplasm

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pain
Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Digitalis intoxication, abscess, fever, hernia

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported (Less than 2%): Calcium crystalluria, cystitis, glycosuria, hematuria, kidney calculus, nocturia, PSA increase, pyuria, urinary tract disorder, urine abnormality

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