Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
About ROFMIL 500MG TABLET
ROFMIL 500MG TABLET is a respiratory medicine that belongs to the class of 'phosphodiesterase inhibitors' primarily used to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of progressive lung diseases. It is a long-term condition which makes you hard to take breathe. People with COPD have emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema destroys air sacs in the lungs, which interferes with the movement of outward airflow. Bronchitis allows mucus to build up in the bronchial tubes by causing inflammation and narrowing of the tubes.
ROFMIL 500MG TABLET contains Roflumilast, which helps in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Roflumilast works by relaxing the airway in the lungs and making it easier to breathe. In addition to this, Roflumilast also helps treat the symptoms. It is generally a long-term treatment.
Take ROFMIL 500MG TABLET with or without food or as directed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. Youmay experience diarrhoea, nausea, stomach ache, weight decreaseand headache in some cases. Most of these side effects of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking this medicine on your own. Do not stop taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET despite symptomatic relief. Treat your condition effectually, continue taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET for as long as it has been prescribed for you. Do not take this medicine if you have any moderate or severe liver problems.Consult your doctor before taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. Avoid consuming alcohol along with ROFMIL 500MG TABLET. ROFMIL 500MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Uses of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
ROFMIL 500MG TABLET contains Roflumilast, which helps in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Roflumilast works by relaxing the airway in the lungs and making it easier to breathe. In addition to this, roflumilast also helps treat the symptoms. It is generally a long-term treatment.
Directions for Use
Swallow ROFMIL 500MG TABLET as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET
- Stomach ache
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not use ROFMIL 500MG TABLET in more than the prescribed doses, leading to severe heart or lung problems. After taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET, if you experience irregular heartbeats, leg cramps, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling, or suicidal thinking and behaviour, please consult a doctor immediately. If you have cancer, heart disease, depression, inform your doctor before taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET. This medicine is recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Before taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are already on medications like theophylline, oral corticosteroids, methotrexate, enoxacinor cimetidine.
Drug-Drug Interactions: ROFMIL 500MG TABLETinteracts with medicine used to treat allergic disorders (methylprednisolone), a drug used to treat asthma (budesonide/formoterol),drugs used to treat seizures(carbamazepine, phenytoin)
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET as it could lead to increased dizziness.
Drug-Disease Interactions: ROFMIL 500MG TABLET should be taken with caution if you have a hepatic impairment, depression and weight loss.
Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:
The interaction of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with ROFMIL 500MG TABLET.
The safety of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET in pregnant women is unknown and is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.
It is unknown whether ROFMIL 500MG TABLET is excreted in human milk. It is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.
ROFMIL 500MG TABLET may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving if you notice any changes in vision or feel dizzy after taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET.
Do not take ROFMIL 500MG TABLET if you have moderate or severe liver problems. ROFMIL 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
safe if prescribed
If you have any concerns regarding the use of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.
ROFMIL 500MG TABLET should not be used in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Smoking should be avoided while taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET as it can alter the blood levels of roflumilast, which may affect the dosing.
- It is essential to maintain hygiene like washing hands after coming from outside, as people with asthma/COPD are at a greater risk of infections.
- Stay active and do regular exercise to improve quality of life and increase tolerance to shortness of breath.
- Shortness of breath can be eased by doing pursed-lip breathing exercises. In this, relax your neck and shoulder muscles, breathe in with your nose for two seconds and breathe out through pursed lips for four seconds. Such exercises will help you to improve your breath.
- Eat foods rich in potassium such as tomatoes, bananas, asparagus, oranges, potatoes, avocados, dark leafy greens and beetroots as potassium is important for lung function and a potassium deficiency may cause breathing problems.
- Drink plenty of fluids every day to thin mucus which makes it easier to cough out.
- Maintain a diet that includes complex carbohydrates such as lentils, beans, barley, oats, quinoa, bran, peas and potatoes with skin.
- Limit or avoid the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, sodaand energy drinks.
- Eat protein-rich foods such as meat, fish (particularly salmon, sardines, and mackerel), eggsand poultry.
- Exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system. Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.
- Stop smoking as it can reduce the efficacy of the ROFMIL 500MG TABLET and irritate the lungs and make breathing problems worse.
- Check your weightregularly while taking this medication. Tell your doctor right away of any unusual or extreme weight loss.
- ROFMIL 500MG TABLET is not a bronchodilator and is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm. Always carry a rescue inhaler.
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COPD: It is a group of progressive lung diseases, most commonly emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation and irritation of bronchial tubes). Initially, it may be mild, but it can lead to total blockage of airways and damage the lungs in severe cases. The major cause of COPD is smoking tobacco and exposure to air pollutants like asbestos and chemicals/fumes. Also, long-term exposure to fumes and chemicals may lead to COPD. The symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breathor wheezing (whistle sound while breathing).
Can I take ROFMIL 500MG TABLET on my own?
No, it is a prescribed drug, given by a physician for preventing specific medical conditions. Taking it on your own can cause unwanted side-effects.
What happens if I miss a dose of ROFMIL 500MG TABLET?
Please take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
In what conditions, should I stay cautious while using ROFMIL 500MG TABLET?
It is essential to let your doctor know if you have any history of liver disease, cancer, heart disease, current/past infections, mental/mood disorders (depression, thoughts of suicide), unexplained/extreme weight loss, immune system disorders.
Can I stop taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET on my own?
No, you are not recommended to stop taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take ROFMIL 500MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking ROFMIL 500MG TABLET, please consult your doctor.
Does ROFMIL 500MG TABLET relieve sudden symptoms?
No, ROFMIL 500MG TABLET does not relieve sudden symptoms such as shortness of breath. Therefore, it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden symptoms.
Country Of Origin
Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
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