Instruct patient in the correct use of capsules and Neohaler. Advise patient not to discontinue without consulting health care professional; symptoms may recur.
Inform patient that indacaterol is not a bronchodilator and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems.
Advise patient to notify health care professional if worsening symptoms; decreasing effectiveness of inhaled, short-acting beta2agonists; need for more inhalations than usual of inhaled, short-acting beta2agonists; or significant decrease in lung function occur.
Instruct patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to avoid concurrent use of Rx, OTC, and herbal products without consulting health care professional.
Advise female patient to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breastfeeding.