Managing COPD with PERFOROMIST
Life doesn’t stop because you have COPD. Manage the symptoms for up to 12 hours with PERFOROMIST® (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution.
PERFOROMIST is a long-term, twice-daily, maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic inflammation of the lungs (bronchitis) and emphysema. It relaxes the airways in the lungs to help you breathe easier.
PERFOROMIST is not a rescue inhaler, and does not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms of shortness of breath. Rather, PERFOROMIST is used twice a day, every day, to help manage your COPD.
Relieves symptoms for up to 12 hours.
Delivers overall improvement in lung function.
May help reduce the need for rescue medication by up to 42% (-1.25 puffs a day).*
Starts working in as few as 5 minutes.†
PERFOROMIST is not indicated to be used as rescue medication.
Patients who qualify for the PERFOROMIST Savings Card may pay as low as $25 a month.
*In clinical trials, COPD patients who regularly used a nebulized treatment, such as PERFOROMIST, experienced improvement in their lung function, which helped them breathe easier. These patients also found that PERFOROMIST helped reduce the need for rescue medication by 42% (-1.25 puffs a day). In a 12-week study, patients treated with PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution used less rescue albuterol during the trial compared to patients treated with placebo.
†Your results may vary.
More Reasons to Consider PERFOROMIST
Hand-breath coordination isn’t required.
Breathing as calmly, deeply and evenly as possible is sufficient for delivery.
Favorable commercial and Medicare Parts B and D coverage.
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Important Safety Information
PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution is used long term, twice a day (morning and evening), in controlling symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults with COPD. PERFOROMIST is for inhalation use only through a standard jet nebulizer connected to an air compressor and should not be swallowed or injected.
People with asthma who take long-acting beta2 adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines such as PERFOROMIST have an increased risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known whether LABA medicines, such as PERFOROMIST, increase the risk of death in people with COPD. Get emergency medical care if breathing problems worsen quickly, or you use your rescue inhaler medicine but it does not relieve your breathing problems
Important Safety Information
PERFOROMIST should not be used in children.
PERFOROMIST is not for use to treat sudden symptoms of COPD and should not be used more than twice a day. Always have a short-acting beta2-agonist with you to treat sudden symptoms.
Tell your healthcare professional about all of your health conditions, including if you:
- have heart problems
- have high blood pressure
- have diabetes
- have seizures
- have thyroid problems
- have liver problems
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution can harm an unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding. It is not known if PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution passes into breast milk and if it can harm your baby.
Tell your healthcare professional about all medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. PERFOROMIST and certain medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects.
PERFOROMIST can cause serious side effects including:
- Increased risk of death from asthma problems (See Boxed Warning above)
- Sudden shortness of breath immediately after use of PERFOROMIST
- Serious allergic reactions including rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue, and breathing problems. Call your healthcare professional or get emergency medical care if you get any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.
- Chest pain
- Increased or decreased blood pressure
- A fast and irregular heartbeat
- Low blood potassium
- High blood sugar
- High blood acid
The most common side effects of PERFOROMIST include:
- Dry mouth
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea, vomiting
- Trouble sleeping
- If your COPD symptoms worsen over time do not increase your dose of PERFOROMIST, instead call your healthcare professional.