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Olodaterol (inhalation)

Generic Name: olodaterol (inhalation) (OH loe DAT er ol)
Brand Name: Striverdi Respimat

Medically reviewed by on Mar 26, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is olodaterol?

See also: Stiolto

Olodaterol is a bronchodilator that is used to prevent symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. Olodaterol will not treat a bronchospasm attack that has already begun.

Olodaterol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Olodaterol should not be used to treat asthma. Olodaterol may increase the risk of death or hospitalization in people with asthma.

Seek medical attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly, or if you think your medication is not working as well.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use olodaterol if you have asthma.

Olodaterol may increase the risk of death or hospitalization in people with asthma, but the risk in people with COPD is not known. Talk with your doctor about your own risk.

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

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I use olodaterol?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Using too much of olodaterol can cause life-threatening side effects.

Use olodaterol at the same time each day, even if you feel well.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

Use only the inhaler device provided with your medicine or you may not get the correct dose. Use the new inhaler each time you get your prescription refilled.

Olodaterol is not a rescue medicine for bronchospasm attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicine for an attack. Seek medical attention if your breathing problems get worse quickly, or if you think your medications are not working as well.

Use all medications as directed and read all medication guides you receive. Do not change your dose or stop using your medicine without your doctor's advice.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

Do not use the medicine more than once in a 24-hour period.

What happens if I overdose?

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

What should I avoid while using olodaterol?

Avoid getting olodaterol in your eyes.

Do not use a second inhaled bronchodilator unless your doctor tells you to.

Olodaterol side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • new or worsening COPD symptoms;

  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medicine;

  • chest pain;

  • fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest;

  • tremors, nervousness;

  • pain or burning when you urinate;

  • increased thirst, increased urination;

  • severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears; or

  • low potassium--leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling.

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Olodaterol dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:

-5 mcg (2 inhalations) orally once a day

Use: Maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema

What other drugs will affect olodaterol?

Many drugs can affect olodaterol. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.