Seebri Neohaler

Seebri Neohaler treats COPD. It is available as capsules that are to be inserted into the Neohaler and inhaled.

Seebri Neohaler Overview

Reviewed: November 4, 2015
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Seebri Neohaler is a prescription medication used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

It belongs to a group of drugs called anticholinergics. These work by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.

This medication is available in capsule form to use with a specially designed inhaler. The capsules are inserted into the Neohaler and inhaled once a day.

Do not swallow Seebri capsules. Instead, using the Seebri Neohaler, the capsule is punctured, and the powder inside the capsule is inhaled into the lungs. 

Common side effects of Seebri Neohaler include dry mouth and runny nose.

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Uses of Seebri Neohaler

Seebri Neohaler is a prescription medication used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

  • Seebri Neohaler is not used to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a short-acting beta2-agonist medicine (rescue inhaler) with you to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, contact your healthcare provider to have one prescribed for you.
  • Seebri Neohaler should not be used in children. It is not known if Seebri Neohaler is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Seebri Neohaler Drug Class

Seebri Neohaler is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Seebri Neohaler

Serious side effects have been reported with Seebri Neohaler. See the “Seebri Neohaler Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Seebri Neohaler include the following:

  • Upset stomach, indigestion
  • Pain in extremities (e.g. arms or legs)
  • Sinus congestion (Feeling of pressure or pain in the cheeks and forehead)
  • Dry mouth
  • Gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Symptoms of common cold (runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, sneezing)
  • Pain in muscles, bones or joints
  • Cavities
  • Rash
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Throat irritation
  • Nose bleeds
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Itching

This is not a complete list of Seebri Neohaler side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Seebri Neohaler Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take anticholinergics such as meclidinium, tiotropium, ipratropium, and aclidinium.

This is not a complete list of Seebri Neohaler drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Seebri Neohaler Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Seebri Neohaler including the following:

  • Sudden shortness of breath immediately after use of Seebri Neohaler. Sudden shortness of breath may be life-threatening. If you have sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine, stop taking Seebri Neohaler and call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Seebri Neohaler and call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
    • rash
    • hives
    • swelling of the tongue, lips, and face
    • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • New or worsened eye problems including acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Acute narrow-angle glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision if not treated. Symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma may include:
    • eye pain or discomfort
    • nausea or vomiting
    • blurred vision
    • red eyes
    • seeing halos or bright colors around lights

If you have these symptoms, stop taking Seebri Neohaler and call your healthcare provider right away before taking another dose.

  • New or worsened urinary retention. People who use Seebri Neohaler may develop new or worse urinary retention. Urinary retention can be caused by a blockage in your bladder. Urinary retention can also happen in men who have a larger than normal prostate. Symptoms of urinary retention may include:
    • difficulty urinating
    • painful urination
    • urinating frequently
    • urination in a weak stream or drips

If you have these symptoms, stop taking Seebri Neohaler and call your healthcare provider right away before using another dose.

Seebri Neohaler is not used to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a short-acting beta2-agonist medicine (rescue inhaler) with you to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, contact your healthcare provider to have one prescribed for you.

Seebri Neohaler should not be used in children. It is not known if Seebri Neohaler is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age.

Do not use Seebri Neohaler if you are allergic to Seebri Neohaler or to any of its ingredients.

Seebri Neohaler Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Seebri Neohaler, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before using Seebri Neohaler, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Seebri Neohaler or any of its ingredients. Seebri Neohaler contains lactose (milk sugar) and small amount of milk proteins. It is possible that allergic reactions may happen in people who have a severe milk protein allergy.
  • have kidney problems
  • have eye problems such as glaucoma. Seebri Neohaler may make your glaucoma worse.
  • have prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine. Seebri Neohaler may make these problems worse.
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Seebri Neohaler can harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if the medicine in Seebri Neohaler passes into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Seebri Neohaler or breastfeed. 

 

    Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    Seebri Neohaler and Pregnancy

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

    Seebri Neohaler falls into category C. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans. It is not known if Seebri Neohaler can harm your unborn baby. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child. Contact your physician immediately if you become pregnant while using Seebri Neohaler.

    Seebri Neohaler and Lactation

    Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

    It is not known if Seebri Neohaler crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Seebri Neohaler.

    Seebri Neohaler Usage

    Use Seebri Neohaler exactly as prescribed. Do not use Seebri Neohaler more often than prescribed for you.

    This medication is available in capsule form to use with a specially designed inhaler. Use 1 Seebri capsule inhaled through the Neohaler inhaler 2 times each day (1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening). 

    Do not swallow Seebri capsules. Only use Seebri capsules with the Neohaler inhaler.

    Do not use 2 capsules at 1 time. Do not use more than 2 capsules in a day. 

    To make sure the full dose has been taken, you should open the inhaler to check that there is no powder left in the capsule. As long as the capsule is empty, you have received 1 full dose.

    Do not use Seebri Neohaler unless your healthcare provider has taught you how to use the inhaler and you understand how to use it correctly. 

    • Peel the backing foil away from the blister to open it, do not push the capsule through the foil.
    • Always use the new Neohaler inhaler that is provided with each new prescription.

    Seebri Neohaler does not relieve sudden symptoms of COPD. Always have a rescue inhaler medicine with you to treat sudden symptoms. If you do not have a rescue inhaler medicine, call your healthcare provider to have a rescue inhaler prescribed for you.

    Do not stop using Seebri Neohaler or other medicines to control or treat your COPD unless told to do so by your healthcare provider because your symptoms might get worse. Your healthcare provider will change your medicines as needed.

    Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care right away if your breathing problems worsen with Seebri Neohaler, you need to use your rescue medicine more often than usual, or your rescue inhaler medicine does not work as well for you at relieving your symptoms

    If you miss a dose of Seebri Neohaler, take it as soon as you remember. Take your next dose at your usual time. 

    Seebri Neohaler Dosage

    Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

    The recommended dose of Seebri Neohaler is one capsule twice a day (1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening). 

     

     

     

    Seebri Neohaler Overdose

    If you take too much Seebri Neohaler, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

     

    Other Requirements

    • Store Seebri Neohaler (inhaler and blister-packaged capsules) at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
    • Do not remove Seebri capsules from the blister card it comes in until you are ready to use a dose of Seebri Neohaler.
    • Do not store Seebri capsules in the Neohaler inhaler.
    • Keep Seebri Neohaler in a dry place away from moisture.
    • Keep Seebri Neohaler and all medicines out of the reach of children.