Important Information on Arcapta
When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Arcapta include the following:
- This medication is inhaled into the lungs once a day. It does not matter what time of day you use it, as long as it is at the same time each day.
- Arcapta comes in capsule form, although these capsules are never to be swallowed (they are not effective if swallowed). They are used in the Arcapta Neohaler™. The Neohaler punctures the capsule, and then the powder is inhaled using your own breath.
- It is important to learn exactly how to use your Neohaler. Make sure your healthcare provider shows you the steps needed to use the Neohaler.
- For Arcapta to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Dosing RecommendationsThere is only one standard recommended dose of Arcapta, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Arcapta Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of ArcaptaJust like any medicine, Arcapta may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Arcapta include but are not limited to:
- Throat pain
- Runny nose
(Click Arcapta Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)