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Bevespi Aerosphere is a prescription medication used to manage and prevent symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Bevespi Aerosphere is an inhaler that contains two medications: glycopyrrolate and formoterol. Both drugs work by relaxing the muscles surrounding the airways, enabling them to open, making it easier to breathe. Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, while formoterol is a long-acting beta agonist (LABA), and both belong to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators.
Uses and Dosage
To use Bevespi Aerosphere, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider carefully. Shake the inhaler well before use and exhale completely before bringing the inhaler to your mouth, making sure your lips are tightly sealed around the mouthpiece. Breathe in deeply and slowly while pressing down on the canister of the inhaler to release the medication. Hold your breath for a few seconds after inhaling the medication, and then exhale slowly.
Use Bevespi Aerosphere regularly as directed by your healthcare provider, and do not use it as a quick-relief inhaler for sudden breathing problems. If sudden shortness of breath does occur, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.
BEVESPI AEROSPHERE needs to be primed before first use, and re-primed if it has not been used for more than seven days. Priming is essential to ensure that there is an appropriate drug content in each actuation. To prime BEVESPI AEROSPHERE before first use, release four sprays into the air away from the face, shaking well before each spray. To re-prime it, release two sprays into the air away from the face, again shaking well before each spray.
Common Side Effects of Bevespi Aerosphere (Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol Fumarate):
- Back pain
- Common cold symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, or sinus pain
- Dry mouth
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, sweating, or tiredness
- Urinary tract infection
Serious Side Effects of Bevespi Aerosphere (Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol Fumarate):
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Angioedema (swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet)
- Blurred vision
- Chest pain
- Chest tightness or pain
- Difficulty passing urine
- Fast or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar level, which can be a problem for people with diabetes.
- Muscle spasms (twitches)
- Muscle weakness
- Pain in your eyes
- Pain passing urine
- Problems getting enough air
- Red eyes
- Seeing halos around lights
- Swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Urinating more frequently
- Urinating with a weak flow or in drips
Form and Strength
Bevespi Aerosphere (Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol Fumarate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Bevespi Aerosphere: Aerosol
- 9/4.8 mcg
Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol Fumarate: Aerosol
- 9/4.8 mcg
- Some patients may experience an allergic reaction to Bevespi Aerosphere, which could be serious and require emergency medical attention. Patients should be aware of the ingredients in the medication and should not use it if they are allergic to any of the components.
- Some cases, Bevespi Aerosphere may lead to worsening breathing problems, which could be a sign of a serious condition and require medical attention.
- Bevespi Aerosphere may cause side effects, some of which can be serious. Patients should be aware of the possible side effects and report them to their healthcare provider if they occur.
- Do not use Bevespi Aerosphere to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms.
- Bevespi Aerosphere should be used with caution in patients with certain conditions, such as a history of heart problems or urinary retention.
- Patients should inform their healthcare provider of all the products they are using, including prescription and non-prescription drugs and herbal supplements, as Bevespi Aerosphere may interact with other medications.
- Bevespi Aerosphere may interact with some other medications, discuss your complete list of medications and supplements with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Bevespi Aerosphere.
- It is not known if Bevespi Aerosphere is safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, discuss these concerns with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Bevespi Aerosphere a quick-relief inhaler?
No, Bevespi Aerosphere is not a quick-relief inhaler and should not be used to treat sudden breathing problems. Patients with sudden shortness of breath should use their quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.
Can anyone use Bevespi Aerosphere?
Bevespi Aerosphere is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare provider. People with certain medical conditions or allergies may not be able to use this medication, and to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.
Is Bevespi Aerosphere a steroid medication?
No, Bevespi Aerosphere is not a steroid medication. It contains two bronchodilators, glycopyrrolate and formoterol, which work together to open the airways.
How long does it take for Bevespi Aerosphere to start working?
Bevespi Aerosphere begins to work within minutes of inhalation, and patients may start to notice improvements in their breathing over time with regular use.
How should I store Bevespi Aerosphere?
Bevespi Aerosphere should be stored at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and should be kept away from heat and direct sunlight. It should also be kept out of the reach of children.
It's important to purchase Bevespi Aerosphere from verified Canadian pharmacy.