Contains the active ingredient : Indacaterol, which a type of medicine called a long-acting beta 2 agonist.
Indacaterol acts on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors. It stimulates these receptors and causes the muscles in the airways to relax. This allows the airways to open.
In conditions where there is narrowing of the airways, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, eg emphysema and chronic bronchitis), it is difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. By opening the airways, indacaterol makes it easier to breathe.
Indacaterol doesn't open the airways as quickly as short-acting beta 2 agonists such as salbutamol or terbutaline, however, it does keep the airways open for much longer. The effects of indacaterol last for about 24 hours, whereas those of salbutamol or terbutaline last for about 3 to 5 hours. This means indacaterol can be used to help keep airways open in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Indacaterol is taken using an inhaler device called a breezhaler. Inhaling the medicine allows it to act directly in the lungs where it is needed most. It also reduces the potential for side effects in other parts of the body, as the amount absorbed into the blood through the lungs is lower than if it were taken by mouth.
What is it used for?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This inhaler is used regularly on a daily basis to help keep the airways open.
Size : 1 box contains 1 inhaler + 30 powder capsules