Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Active Ingredient: Indacaterol

Indication for Indacaterol

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)
Therapeutic intent: Curative procedure

Indacaterol is indicated for maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

150 ug once daily


Dosage regimens

Respiratory (Inhalation), 150 micrograms indacaterol, once daily. The maximum allowed total dose is 300 micrograms indacaterol daily.

Detailed description

The recommended dose is the inhalation of the content of one 150 microgram capsule once a day, using the inhaler. The dose should only be increased on medical advice.

The inhalation of the content of one 300 microgram capsule once a day, using the inhaler has been shown to provide additional clinical benefit with regard to breathlessness, particularly for patients with severe COPD. The maximum dose is 300 microgram once daily.

Indacaterol should be administered at the same time of the day each day.

If a dose is missed the next dose should be taken at the usual time the next day.

Dosage considerations

For inhalation use only. Indacaterol capsules must not be swallowed.

The capsules must only be removed from the blister immediately before use.

The capsules must be administered only using the inhaler. The inhaler provided with each new prescription should be used.

Active ingredient


Indacaterol is a partial agonist at the human beta2-adrenergic receptor with nanomolar potency. When inhaled, indacaterol acts locally in the lung as a bronchodilator. In isolated human bronchus, indacaterol has a rapid onset of action and a long duration of action.

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