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Roflumilast Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 2, 2023.

Applies to roflumilast: oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Roflumilast

Along with its needed effects, roflumilast may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking roflumilast:

More common

Less common

Other side effects of Roflumilast

Some side effects of roflumilast may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to roflumilast: oral tablet.


Common (1% to 10%): Anxiety, depression

Frequency not reported: Suicidal ideation and behavior (including completed suicide)

Postmarketing reports:[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, gastritis, vomiting[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Weight decreased, decreased appetite

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness, insomnia, tremor[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, muscle spasms[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Influenza, rhinitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infection


Postmarketing reports: Gynecomastia[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including angioedema, urticaria, and rash)


1. Product Information. Daliresp (roflumilast). Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. 2011.

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.