Like most medications, Breztri Aerosphere can cause mild to severe side effects. The lists below describe some of the more common side effects that Breztri Aerosphere can cause. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
Keep in mind that the side effects of a medicine can depend on:
- your age
- other health problems you have
- other medicines you are taking
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about the potential side effects of Breztri Aerosphere. They can also suggest ways to help reduce side effects.
Mild side effects
Here is a short list of some of the mild side effects that Breztri Aerosphere can cause. For more information about other mild side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or read the Package Leaflet for Breztri Aerosphere. prescribing information.
Mild Breztri Aerosphere side effects that have been reported include:
Mild side effects of many medications can disappear within days to weeks. But if they become bothersome, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Breztri Aerosphere can occur, but they are not common. If you experience serious side effects with this medication, call your doctor immediately. But if you think you have a medical emergency, you should call 911 or your local emergency number.
Serious Breztri Aerosphere side effects that have been reported include:
*For more information on this side effect, see the “Side Effects Focus” section below.
Focus on side effects
Learn more about some of the side effects that Breztri Aerosphere can cause.
Weakened immune system
Breztri Aerosphere can weaken your immune system. Budesonide, one of the active drugs in Breztri Aerosphere,* is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids work by decreasing the activity of your immune system, which can increase your risk of mild infections. Examples of mild infections include:
- oral thrush
- upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold
It can also increase your risk of serious infections, including serious lung infections such as pneumonia. This also includes infections that you are not normally at risk for, such as measles, chicken pox or shingles.
Symptoms of infection vary, but here are some general symptoms that may occur:
* An active drug is an ingredient that makes a drug work.
What might help
While using Breztri Aerosphere you may get frequent infections or infections that take a long time to go away. If you think you have an infection while using Breztri Aerosphere, contact your doctor. They may order tests to determine the cause of the infection. Then they might be able to recommend medication to treat it, such as an antibiotic or antiviral medication.
But if you think you have life-threatening symptoms of an infection, get emergency medical help right away.
After each dose of Breztri Aerosphere, you should rinse your mouth out with water. This can help prevent oral thrush. Be sure to spit out the rinse water instead of swallowing it.
Before you start using Breztri Aerosphere, tell your doctor if you have an infection. They may want to treat the infection before prescribing Breztri Aerosphere. And tell your doctor if you have or have had tuberculosis (TB). They may suggest a different medication to treat your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Sudden breathing problems after using the drug
Although not common, you may experience sudden breathing problems after using Breztri Aerosphere. This is called paradoxical bronchospasm, and it is a known serious but rare side effect of using inhalers.
Symptoms may include:
What might help
If you have sudden breathing problems while taking Breztri Aerosphere, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately. You can take a dose from your rescue inhaler* if you have difficulty breathing or if your symptoms are life-threatening.
Your doctor will probably tell you to stop using Breztri Aerosphere. They can recommend other treatment options for your COPD.
* If you suddenly have difficulty breathing, a rescue inhaler helps relieve it by quickly opening your airways.
In rare cases, Breztri Aerosphere can cause heart problems. This is a known side effect of formoterol fumarate, one of the active drugs in Breztri Aerosphere.
Heart problems the drug can cause include:
You may have a higher risk of this side effect if you already have certain heart problems, such as abnormal heart rhythm, coronary heart disease, or high blood pressure.
Symptoms of heart problems vary, but here are some general symptoms:
- chest pain or tightness
- heart palpitations (sensation that your heart is racing, beating faster than normal, or skipping a beat)
What might help
If you experience symptoms of heart problems while using Breztri Aerosphere, contact your doctor immediately. They can make you stop using the medicine. But if your symptoms are life-threatening, call 911 or seek emergency medical help.
Before you start using Breztri Aerosphere, tell your doctor about any heart problems you have. They may monitor you more closely or recommend another treatment for your COPD.
Some people may have an allergic reaction to Breztri Aerosphere.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction may include:
A more serious allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include swelling under the skin, usually on the eyelids, lips, hands or feet. They can also include swelling of the tongue, mouth, or throat, which can lead to difficulty breathing.
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Breztri Aerosphere. But if you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.