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TUDORZA PRESSAIR is a prescription medicine used long term, 2 times each day to treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. TUDORZA is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems.

When taken as prescribed, TUDORZA may help treat the symptoms of COPD. TUDORZA can help:

  • Improve breathing on the first day, although it may take longer to feel the full effects of the medicine and works best when taken every day
  • Keep the airways in your lungs open over time
  • Reduce your use of rescue inhalers; however, it does not replace them

TUDORZA is taken by breathing the medication in through an inhaler called PRESSAIR™. The key features of the PRESSAIR inhaler are:

  • Preloaded – The inhaler comes ready to use with 60 doses of medication. Since TUDORZA is taken twice daily, 60 doses will last you 30 days. The doses are preloaded, which means you don’t need to put the medicine into the inhaler when you want to use it
  • Colored control window and "click" sound – The inhaler includes a colored control window that turns from red to green when the dose is ready, and from green to red when you've inhaled. The "click" you hear while inhaling indicates you are using the inhaler correctly. You should keep breathing in after the "click" to be sure you get the full dose. When the window is red, you have inhaled your full dose of medicine correctly
  • Dose indicator – The dose indicator shows you approximately how many doses remain in the inhaler. You will see the number of doses count down in the dose indicator as you use the inhaler. The dose indicator moves down slowly, displaying intervals of 10 (60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0)

When should I get a new PRESSAIR inhaler?
A red band will begin to appear within the dose indicator when you are nearing your last dose, which means you should obtain a new PRESSAIR inhaler. You should discard the inhaler and start a new one when:

  • The marking "0" with a red background shows in the middle of the indicator, or
  • The device locks out, or
  • 45 days have passed since you took the inhaler out of the sealed pouch, whichever comes first

If your TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler appears to be damaged, or if you lose the cap, your inhaler should be replaced.

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

TUDORZA™ PRESSAIR™ is a prescription medicine used long term, 2 times each day to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

TUDORZA is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What important information should I know about TUDORZA?

TUDORZA is not a rescue medication and does not relieve sudden breathing problems. Always have a rescue inhaler medicine with you to treat sudden symptoms.

What should I tell my doctor before using TUDORZA?

Before you use TUDORZA, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have eye problems (especially glaucoma), prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine. TUDORZA may make these problems worse. You should also let your doctor know if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines and eyedrops. Especially tell your doctor if you take anticholinergics (including tiotropium, ipratropium) and atropine.

Do not use TUDORZA more often than prescribed or take more medicine than prescribed for you.

Seek immediate medical help if your breathing problems worsen with TUDORZA, you need to use your rescue inhaler more often than usual, or your rescue inhaler does not work as well for you.

What are the possible side effects of TUDORZA?

TUDORZA can cause serious side effects. Stop taking TUDORZA and seek medical help right away if you experience:

  • Sudden shortness of breath immediately after use of TUDORZA
  • New or worsened symptoms of increased pressure in your eyes (acute narrow-angle glaucoma), which may include eye pain, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, seeing halos or bright colors around lights, or red eyes. Using only eyedrops to treat these symptoms may not work and if not treated, this could lead to permanent loss of vision
  • Symptoms of new or worsened urinary retention (difficult, painful, or frequent urination, or urination in a weak stream or drips)
  • Serious allergic reactions including rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue, and breathing problems

What are the most common side effects of TUDORZA?

The most common side effects of TUDORZA include headache, common cold symptoms, and cough. These are not all the possible side effects with TUDORZA.

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