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User Reviews for Roflumilast to treat COPD

Also known as: Daliresp

Roflumilast has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 from a total of 40 ratings for the treatment of COPD. 73% of those users who reviewed Roflumilast reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.

Roflumilast Rating Summary

8.1/10 average rating

40 ratings from 41 user reviews.

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Reviews for Roflumilast

Suzie · Taken for less than 1 month November 30, 2020

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have been on the Daliresp medicine for COPD for a month sorry to say it has not helped me at all ! Very disappointed was really hoping it would work.”

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Lisa · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 7, 2020

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Daliresp has been a life saver for me. I have less cough, feel so much better all around. No excerbations. Its the best. So glad my insurance pays for it.”

10 / 10
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Sisterbird · Taken for less than 1 month August 4, 2020

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Been on Daliresp 500 mcg for about a week. I have to agree with the majority of reviews - this med will give you stomach pain, but if it keeps me from having an exacerbation of COPD, I'll continue it! For stomach pain, I tried soda crackers and Ginger ale, but the only thing that helped is "Gin Gins" which are a ginger "candy" which is great for stomach pain/upset.”

6 / 10
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Raven October 12, 2019

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Daliresp has been life changing for me. I have COPD stage 2, but am prone to repeat exacerbations, and by repeat I mean one after another. This went on for 2 years, then my pulmonologist told me about Daliresp. I decided to try it, despite his warnings that some people have side effects that make them stop taking it, such as severe diarrhea and weight loss, etc. I was one of the lucky ones and had almost no side effects. It’s been a year now, and my quality of life is so much better! I’m not continuously dealing with exacerbations anymore. I’ve gone from 8-10 a year to 1-2 a year, and for me it feels like a miracle. I was so depressed about how fast my COPD was worsening that I felt like I’d be gone in just a few years. I now have hope and a drastically slowed progression of this disease. I went from stage 1 to stage 2 in a year and a half. Since taking Daliresp, I’ve remained stable for a year now. I feel that this med is buying life, time, and quality of life.”

9 / 10
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AB · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 1, 2019

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Started a year ago. Had problems at first. Started taking it ever other day and then every day after a month. Have never been sick since. Not even a cold. My husband had pneumonia for 2 months coughing all over the place. I am not vaccinated and never got sick. Give this drug a chance. It has really helped me.”

10 / 10
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Dane Lady · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 25, 2019

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have taken Daliresp for 6 months. The first month I had pretty bad diarrhea, but it has slacked off ove rthe last couple of months. I have lost 10 lbs. Which is great..lol. It does seem to let me breath easier. I have not had a bad cold or bronchitis since I started taking Daliresp. I get it straight from the pharmaceutical company.. Otherwise , I would not be able to afford it.”

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Better · Taken for less than 1 month August 1, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Been on it for 13 days and I can tell a BIG DIFFERENCE. THIS IS GREAT .. Had a few side effects headache, can't sleep sometimes but I can deal with that better then not breathing...this is a wonder pill. There is a big, big difference in taking this pill.”

10 / 10
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Patski · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 17, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have been taking daliresp for 6 years and haven't had another bout with bronchitis since I've started taking it. Before starting it I had bronchitis every winter and spent a week in the hospital each time.”

10 / 10
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Ginny LB · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 3, 2016

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have severe COPD and started taking Daliresp approximately 2 years ago. My pulmonologist suggested Daliresp as I was experiencing frequent exacerbations requiring 2 to 3 hospitalizations a year. I am taking 2 different inhalers a day and on 4% oxygen 24/7. For the past 2 years I have been hospital free! Yah! I wish the Daliresp wasn't so expensive or a generic were available, but then again no hospitalizations (which is the last place a sick person should be).”

10 / 10
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Breathing easier in MT · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 16, 2013

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Medicine took water weight of 24lb immediately and another 9 lb. in the next 2 weeks. Helped my breathing almost immediately. Was nauseous for 6 months, however I took med at night to sleep through nausea. Have used for 1 1/2 yrs. and no more side effects. Does help keep swelling to a minimum in entire body.”

10 / 10
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NRL July 17, 2016

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have been on this medication for approximately one month. When I first began taking this medication (500mcg) and was having numerous side effects. Changed regimen to taking 500 mcg every other day. Continued to have same side effects. For past two weeks, I have been taking one-half dosage (250mcg) once at night and once in the morning. This has virtually eliminated all the previous side effects. My breathing improvement has been much better and more consistent with this low dosage. The 500 mcg pills are so small that is is impossible to divide a tablet without a good pill cutter. I found one on Amazon that works great. Perfect split of 500 mcg pill each time.”

8 / 10
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mollykatybugg May 30, 2017

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Daliresp is great. Although taking the 500 mcg was a bit too much for me it made me feel too light headed, I started splitting it in half and it seems to do well for me now. It does give me energy and does open up my lungs. I have also lost some weight since using it. It does give me diarrhea but its not severe. I do take each half of the pill 12 hours apart. That seems to work really good for my lungs. And feel good . I have very severe COPD. I started using oxygen, 2 liter continuous on March 1 ,2017. The daliresp and oxygen seem to work very well together. Most of the side affects go away in a bit of time. I found a good diet of fiber fruits veggies and low fat sure helps alleviates the side effects. Get rid of the salt too.”

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Cindy lindsey June 1, 2014

Daliresp (roflumilast): “This medication is wonderful. I just wish I could afford it. I recently got health insurance and it cost $250.00 a month and I was getting samples from my doctor when they had them which I know if I took it on a regular basis it would make me feel a hundred times better. It's great and keeps me out of the hospital!”

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Mari February 24, 2019

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I started Daliresp 7 days ago for COPD. I have side effects that are hard to ignore. Headaches, body aches and nausea. I’m going to give it a month before considering stopping. On a positive note, started breathing better from day one. Hope side effects will go away soon.”

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LACE1941 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2013

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I started with a sample from my doctor. After using daliresp I didn't notice any change in my breathing after only 4 days I realized I didn't use my nebulizer as much. I can't believe this little pill could help so much.. Bravo. Only problem I won't be able to get another prescription due to the high co pay, what a shame. I do recommend this medication highly.”

10 / 10
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ejarm · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 16, 2013

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Prior to taking Daliresp - had to take inhalers everyday (always before exercising, occasionally just to breathe normally), frequent lung infections (3-4 per year). Felt like I had a lung infection once again when the doctor prescribed this med instead of the typical antibiotics and prednisone. After taking Daliresp - felt much better in a few days, no longer need to take inhalers (only 1x in last 30 days) and exercising (jogging and weights) almost everyday. Big improvement. Only downside - occasional headaches, maybe 3-4 times per week that go away after a couple advils. Overall, big improvement in quality of life.”

10 / 10
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Davike · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 7, 2015

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I used to have exacerbations regularly after finishing a dose of prednisone. Began taking Daliresp a year and a half ago and have not had one since. The only side effects I had was a weeks worth of very loose bowel movements when I first began. A great medicine.”

10 / 10
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Annie August 19, 2019

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I've been on Daliresp for five days. Sick to tummy and dirarhrea is really bad. Tremors n headache. But gonna give it a month or two and see if side effects go away. I take Imodium for poops and a nausea pill. It helps.”

8 / 10
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bobo1234 October 2, 2016

Daliresp (roflumilast): “my husband had been haveing multiple hospitalizations 9 in 10 months once on a respirator for copd excallabrations his pulmanolagist put him on daliresp and i must say i am very impressed he has not had a flare up in 3 months and his breathing is seeming to stabilize , he does get headaches. but it is something that as he says he is willing to deal with if it means a more normal life”

9 / 10
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Naj · Taken for less than 1 month May 7, 2016

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have been taking this medication for 12 days now. Sometimes I have diarrhea the morning after I take it, sometimes I don't . Have had a headache for five of those days. Sometimes I get extremely nauseated after I take it, but it passes in about an hour. Sometimes I sweat . The first few days I felt like my breathing was better. Now , I'm not so sure. I have lost 7 pounds in 12 days. This medication suppresses your appetite and for me totally took away my craving for sweets . A good thing I guess, as long as I don't lose over about 15 lbs .”

6 / 10
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The one that takes care of the Dad. February 19, 2012

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Wow, this pill has helped my father big time. He has been on it since August of 2011 and no exacerbation since then. My father had 3 of them last winter, but thanks to this product, none since he's been taking it. His doctor also said that it would take a while to kick in, however so far so good and he claims that he can breath better.”

10 / 10
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Anchorron April 2, 2013

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Been taking Daliresp for about a year. It has definitively helped my breathing. I am diagnosed with severe COPD. This medicine and twice daily nebulizing with Brovana and Budesonide and Ipratropium for rescue has really helped me.”

10 / 10
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Momeganamamma · Taken for less than 1 month March 27, 2016

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Have been on Dalisrep over 2 weeks now; could tell much improvement in my breathing. Didn't need to use supplemental oxygen at all. However, yesterday, I couldn't take the nausea, vomiting, tremors, leg aches, headaches, bathroom trips, any longer. I tried taking the meds with and without food, didn't seem to make any difference. I'm wondering how long the side effects last? It seems some people don't have side effects at all. I am so disappointed that I won't be able to continue this drug as I feel that it was helping me with my breathing. But I can't stand the side effects any longer. I have lost 10 lbs in the 2 weeks, I have no appetite whatsoever, and I know that I need the nutrition as prednisone causes bone loss.”

3 / 10
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Diana m December 2, 2011

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I have been on this only a short time with no side effects and my breathing has improved so much. I believe I can shortly be taken off of prednisone for the first time in 30 months using this along with Brovana and budesonide. No need to say I am thrilled. Now just need to get my insurance to help pay for this.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 18, 2012

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Been on Daliresp for 11 months. No weight loss or stomach issues. Has greatly improved shortness of breath and no bronchitis flare ups. Before Daliresp you could count on at least 3 to 4 flare ups per year.”

9 / 10
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Emberlees November 13, 2011

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Got prescribed this as I'm allergic to prednisone. On it for 3 weeks but only taking 1/2 of the 500 pill daily with food as it was making me quite nauseated and continues but not as bad. A little apprehensive about taking a new medicine (FDA approval 05/11). ”

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jobernard · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 4, 2012

Daliresp (roflumilast): “Originally I had no side effects on Daliresp and noticed better breathing, but after two months I noticed a moderate tremor. PCP put me on primidone for benign essential tremor. After another month the tremor increased significantly and I asked my pharmacist what drugs could be causing this. After she told me Daliresp, I went online to the manufacturer's website and discovered that primidone should NOT be used with Daliresp. Since it is the weekend and my tremors are continuing to increase to the prevention of some normal activities, I've stopped using both until I can talk to doctor's on Monday. ”

5 / 10
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Sue · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 20, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast): “I started taking Daliresp July 2016. I have to quit taking it. I’ve lost 30 lbs. in 1 1/2 years. Also, I haven’t noticed any change in my breathing. Daliresp just didn’t work for me. Now that I quit taking it my appetite is back and I’m sleeping better. I wish I quit it sooner.”

5 / 10
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