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  • BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is a prescription medication used long-term to treat adults with COPD READ MORE...(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. SHOW LESS
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ABOUT COPD

What is COPD?

While going about your daily life, do you find yourself getting short of breath sometimes? Could it be COPD?

Put simply, COPD is a progressive disease that affects your lungs and breathing. It stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Let’s break it down.

CHRONIC

Chronic means long-term. COPD develops slowly, and you may not notice your symptoms at the start if they’re mild. And because COPD is a progressive disease, you might notice them more frequently with time. With treatment, you can help improve your symptoms.

OBSTRUCTIVE

Obstructive refers to the changes in your airways, that make it difficult to get air out of your lungs. COPD affects your lungs in several ways. The walls of the airways of your lungs can become thick and swollen. The airways can become clogged with extra mucus. The walls between some of the air sacs can be destroyed. When one or more of these things happen, it can become hard to breathe.

PULMONARY DISEASE

Pulmonary Disease simply means a disease of the lungs.

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There are two conditions that make up the disease—both have different characteristics, and may present with different symptoms. People with COPD often have both.

CHRONIC BRONCHITIS

In chronic bronchitis, there is damage to the lining of your airways, which causes them to become thickened; your airways may also make extra mucus, causing a stubborn cough as your body tries to get rid of it.

EMPHYSEMA

In emphysema, some of your air sac walls in your lungs are destroyed, leading to fewer, larger, and less flexible sacs—leaving less available surface area to absorb oxygen from the air you breathe.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • BEVESPI AEROSPHERE combines an anticholinergic, glycopyrrolate, and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicine, formoterol fumarate. LABA medicines, such as formoterol, when used alone can increase the risk of serious asthma-related events, including hospitalizations and death from asthma problems. When an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and LABA are used together, this risk is not significantly increased
  • BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is not for the treatment of asthma. It is not known if BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is safe and effective in people with asthma
  • Do not use BEVESPI AEROSPHERE to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms
  • Do not use BEVESPI AEROSPHERE if you are allergic to glycopyrrolate, formoterol fumarate, or to any of the ingredients in BEVESPI AEROSPHERE
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take and about all your health conditions
  • Do not use BEVESPI AEROSPHERE more often than prescribed
  • Do not take BEVESPI AEROSPHERE with other medicines that contain a LABA or an anticholinergic for any reason
  • Call your healthcare provider or get medical care right away if:
    • Your breathing problems get worse
    • You need to use your rescue inhaler more often than usual or your rescue inhaler doesn’t work as well at relieving symptoms

BEVESPI AEROSPHERE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine
  • Serious allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash; hives; swelling of the face, mouth and tongue; breathing problems
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, chest pain
  • Tremor or nervousness
  • New or worsened eye problems, including acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Symptoms may include: eye pain or discomfort, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, seeing halos or bright colors around lights, and red eyes. If you have these symptoms, call your healthcare provider right away before taking another dose
  • New or worsened urinary retention. Symptoms may include difficulty urinating, painful urination, urinating frequently, or urinating in a weak stream or drips. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking BEVESPI AEROSPHERE and call your healthcare provider right away
  • High blood sugar or low blood potassium

Common side effects of BEVESPI AEROSPHERE include urinary tract infection and cough. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

APPROVED USE

BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is a prescription medicine used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is used as 2 inhalations, 2 times each day in the morning and in the evening, to improve symptoms of COPD for better breathing. Do not use BEVESPI AEROSPHERE to treat sudden symptoms of COPD; it won't replace a rescue inhaler. BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is not for the treatment of asthma.

Please read full Prescribing Information , including Patient Information and Instructions for Use .

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • BEVESPI AEROSPHERE combines an anticholinergic, glycopyrrolate, and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicine, formoterol fumarate. LABA medicines, such as formoterol, when used alone can increase the risk of serious asthma-related events, including hospitalizations and death from asthma problems. When an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and LABA are used together, this risk is not significantly increased

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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about BEVESPI AEROSPHERE or COPD, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is right for you.