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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
  • BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is not a rescue inhaler and is not for use to treat sudden COPD symptoms. READ MORE...It is not for use in asthma. SHOW LESS

LIVING WITH COPD

IDEAS FOR SETTING UP YOUR MEDICATION ROUTINE

Taking your medication as prescribed by your health care team is just one part of keeping healthy. Let’s face it though, forgetting "what" and "when" is easy to do, especially if you take more than one medication.

A simple way to get on top of your medication is to create a routine. Something that reminds you to take the right amount of medication, at the right time. If there's someone in your family or a friend who can help you set up your routine, even better. Having someone else involved can make a real difference.

Here are some ideas to help you set up your routine:

  • Piggyback your routine. Take your medications at the same time as an activity that’s already part of your daily routine, such as brushing your teeth or taking your dog for a walk. The two will soon become linked
  • Make sticky notes your friend. Get lots of different colors and stick them where you need to: the mirror, the remote, the car steering wheel—wherever works for you
  • Set a reminder alarm on your clock, computer or smartphone. Program the alarm to be one of your favorite songs—you might want to ask a tech-savvy friend if you're not sure how to do this. You can also get helpful apps like AZhelps to set up reminders
  • Get the gang involved. If there are family members or friends who’ve been asking how they can help, get one of them to call or text you to remind you. Come up with funny code words for them to say so it makes you smile, too. Or, if you know someone else who has to take medications, set up a buddy phone system with them
  • Schedule those refills. Talk to your pharmacist about how to get your prescriptions refilled automatically. It's an easy way to avoid running out, and it’ll be one less thing to think about each month

In addition to these tips, ask your doctor for advice on setting up a medication routine that works for you.

Don't forget to ask your health care team if you have any questions or concerns about your medications.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEVESPI AEROSPHERE INCLUDING BOXED WARNING

People with asthma who take long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as formoterol fumarate (one of the medicines in BEVESPI AEROSPHERE), have an increased risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known if LABA medicines increase the risk of death in people with COPD. BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is only approved for use in COPD. BEVESPI AEROSPHERE is not approved for use in asthma.

  • Call your healthcare provider if breathing problems worsen over time while using BEVESPI AEROSPHERE
  • Get emergency medical care if your breathing problems worsen quickly or if you use your rescue inhaler, but it does not relieve your breathing problems
  • Do not use BEVESPI AEROSPHERE to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms
  • 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 if you are allergic to glycopyrrolate, formoterol fumarate, or to any of the ingredients in BEVESPI AEROSPHERE
  • 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. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions including heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, thyroid problems, diabetes, liver problems, glaucoma, prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine

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 long term 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 Boxed WARNING, and Medication Guide and Instructions for Use for BEVESPI AEROSPHERE.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BEVESPI AEROSPHERE INCLUDING BOXED WARNING

People with asthma who take long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as formoterol fumarate (one of the medicines in BEVESPI AEROSPHERE), have an increased risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known if LABA medicines increase the risk of death in people with COPD.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.1-800-FDA-1088.

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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.