ROFLUMILAST: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD: “I started Daliresp 6 weeks ago when I had my first bronchitis inflammation. Still have the wheezing but am breathing better, using nebulizer less often, still on 5 mg. prednisone. Bowel issues are my main concern, chug pepto bismol to no avail and did vomit once. This drug is supposed to reduce bronchial flareups so I’ll stick with it. Do not wish to stay in the hospital again.”

Kathy (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD, Maintenance: “I have COPD with mild bronchitis. I got the flu pretty bad this past flu season with lots of congestion and wheezing. Once the flu was gone my doctor suggested Daliresp 500 mcg to prevent future flare ups. That was on a Monday, 5 days ago. I took my 1st dose on Monday night. Tuesday morning I woke up feeling very tired. I took the 2nd dose Tuesday night. Woke up Wednesday feeling worse… a flu-ish feeling with exhaustion, body aches, and diarrhea. For some reason I gave it another chance Wednesday night, and when I woke up Thursday morning, forget it. I was so sick — almost felt like I was poisoned. Could barely get up. No strength, no appetite, body aches, light headed. So I did not take it Thursday night. It is now Friday night (48 hours since my last dose) and I still feel very sick. I read that it can take around 4 days for Daliresp to leave your body. I’m hoping for a quick recovery. Needless to say Daliresp is not for me.”

GAlanK February 3, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD, Maintenance: “I love it I haven’t had to go to the hospital now for 2 years.I do have trouble sleeping but take a otc sleep aide it helps.”

Like Red (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 6, 2018

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD: “Daliresp did cause me nausea and diarrhea, but… Doctor prescribed Zofran for the nausea and Zofran causes constipation. Problem solved.”

TammySammy July 31, 2017

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD: “Daliresp is great. Although taking the 500 mcg was a bit too much for me it made me feel too light headed, I started splitting it in half and it seems to do well for me now. It does give me energy and does open up my lungs. I have also lost some weight since using it. It does give me diarrhea but its not severe. I do take each half of the pill 12 hours apart. That seems to work really good for my lungs. And feel good . I have very severe COPD. I started using oxygen, 2 liter continuous on March 1 ,2017. The daliresp and oxygen seem to work very well together. Most of the side affects go away in a bit of time. I found a good diet of fiber fruits veggies and low fat sure helps alleviates the side effects. Get rid of the salt too.”

mollykatybugg May 30, 2017

Daliresp (roflumilast) for COPD: “I have severe COPD I cannot walk around. I was coughing up lungers daily but for last 2 years with this, I have had maybe 2 or 3 times. Life saver.”

Billyjw (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2017

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