Indacaterol Side Effects

Not all side effects for indacaterol 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 indacaterol: inhalation capsule

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by indacaterol. 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 indacaterol:

More common
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • wheezing
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • blurred vision
  • body aches or pain
  • dry mouth
  • ear congestion
  • fainting
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • headache
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • loss of consciousness
  • loss of voice
  • rapid weight gain
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • stomachache
  • sweating
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain or loss
  • vomiting
Incidence not known
  • Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

Some of the side effects that can occur with indacaterol may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Muscle or bone pain
  • muscle spasm
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
Incidence not known
  • Itching skin
  • rash

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to indacaterol: inhalation capsule

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Peripheral edema
Postmarketing reports: Tachycardia/heart rate increase/palpitations

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Cough (6.5%), nasopharyngitis (5.3%), oropharyngeal pain (2.2%)
Frequency not reported: Sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection
Postmarketing reports: Paradoxical bronchospasm

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache (5.1%)
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea (2.4%)

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Pruritus/rash

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain

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