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

PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution should not be used instead of rescue inhaler or nebulized medicine for the treatment of acute symptoms. Extra doses of PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution should not be used for that purpose since overuse can cause serious heart problems, including death. Acute or sudden symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short-acting beta2-agonist.

Seek immediate medical attention if:

  • Your symptoms quickly worsen despite recommended doses of PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution

  • PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution treatment becomes less effective

  • You need more inhalations of a short-acting beta2-agonist (rescue inhaler or nebulized medicine) than usual.

Do not use PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution with other LABA medicines for any reason.

The use of PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution with certain health conditions or with certain medications can cause serious side effects.

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.

It is important to inform your healthcare professional of all prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including: beta-blockers, some antidepressants (tricyclic and MAO inhibitors), steroids, diuretics, and xanthine derivatives (e.g., theophylline), as well as vitamins and herbal supplements. PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution and certain medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects.

Immediate allergic reactions may occur after taking PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution, including anaphylactic reactions, hives, generalized swelling including the airway, rash, and bronchospasm.

The most common side effects reported in patients taking PERFOROMIST Inhalation Solution were diarrhea, nausea, nasopharyngitis, dry mouth, dizziness, and insomnia. Serious side effects may include sudden shortness of breath, serious allergic reactions, chest pain, increased or decreased blood pressure, a fast and irregular heartbeat, low blood potassium, high blood sugar, and high blood acid.

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Important Safety Information

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

Indication

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.

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:

  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • If your COPD symptoms worsen over time do not increase your dose of PERFOROMIST, instead call your healthcare professional.

Click here for full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Prescribing Information Show More

Important Safety Information

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

Indication

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.

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:

  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • If your COPD symptoms worsen over time do not increase your dose of PERFOROMIST, instead call your healthcare professional.

Click here for full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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