What is Lonhala Magnair?
Lonhala Magnair is an anticholinergic medicine known as glycopyrrolate.
- Anticholinergic medicines such as Lonhala Magnair help the muscles around the airways in your lungs stay relaxed to prevent symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This makes it hard to breathe.
- Lonhala Magnair is used for maintenance treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.
- Lonhala Magnair is for long-term use and should be taken 2 times each day to improve symptoms of COPD for better breathing.
- Lonhala Magnair 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.
- Lonhala Magnair should not be used in children. It is not known if Lonhala Magnair is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age.
Who should not take Lonhala Magnair?
Do not use Lonhala Magnair if you:
- are allergic to glycopyrrolate, or any of the ingredients in Lonhala Magnair. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure. See “What are the ingredients in Lonhala Magnair?" at the end of this Patient Information leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Lonhala Magnair.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Lonhala Magnair?
Before using Lonhala Magnair, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have kidney problems.
- have eye problems such as glaucoma.Lonhala Magnair may make your glaucoma worse.
- have prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine. Lonhala Magnair may make these problems worse.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Lonhala Magnair can harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if the medicine in Lonhala Magnair passes into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Lonhala Magnair or breastfeed.
- are allergic to Lonhala Magnair or any of its ingredients or any other medicines.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Lonhala Magnair may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines can affect how Lonhala Magnair works. Using Lonhala Magnair with other medicines may cause serious side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take anticholinergics (including umeclidinium, tiotropium, ipratropium, aclidinium, glycopyrrolate).
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take Lonhala Magnair?
Read the step-by-step instructions for using Lonhala Magnair in the Manufacturer's Instructions for Use booklet. The Manufacturer's Instructions for Use booklet provides complete information about how to put together (assemble), prepare, use, care for, and trouble-shoot your Magnair nebulizer system.
- Do not use Lonhala Magnair unless your healthcare provider has taught you how to use the device and you understand how to use it correctly.
- Use Lonhala Magnair exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it. Do not use Lonhala Magnair more often than prescribed for you.
- Only use Lonhala vials with the Magnair device.
- Do not inject or swallow the Lonhala medicine.
- Inhale the medicine in 1 Lonhala vial through the Magnair device 2 times each day (1 vial in the morning and 1 vial in the evening) at the same time each day.
- If you miss a dose of Lonhala Magnair, take your next dose at your usual time.
- Do not use 2 vials at 1 time.
- Do not use more than 2 vials in a day.
- Do not stop using Lonhala Magnair 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 Lonhala Magnair, 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.
What are the possible side effects of Lonhala Magnair?
Lonhala Magnair can cause serious side effects, including:
- sudden shortness of breath immediately after use of Lonhala Magnair. Sudden shortness of breath may be life-threatening. If you have sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine, stop taking Lonhala Magnair and call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
- serious allergic reactions. Stop using Lonhala Magnair 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:
- 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
- blurred vision
- nausea or vomiting
- red eyes
- seeing halos or bright colors around lights
If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking Lonhala Magnair and call your healthcare provider right away before using another dose.
- new or worsened problems emptying your bladder (urinary retention). People who use Lonhala Magnair may develop new or worsened 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 any of these symptoms, stop taking Lonhala Magnair and call your healthcare provider right away before taking another dose.
Common side effects of Lonhala Magnair include shortness of breath, and urinary tract infections.
These are not all of the possible side effects of Lonhala Magnair.
Call your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of Lonhala Magnair
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Lonhala Magnair for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Lonhala Magnair to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Lonhala Magnair that is written for healthcare professionals.
How should I store Lonhala Magnair?
- Store Lonhala vials in the protective foil pouch at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C).
- Lonhala vials should be used with the Magnair device only. Do not use Magnair with any other medicine.
After opening the protective foil pouch, unused Lonhala vials should be returned to, and stored in, the opened foil pouch. Once a foil pouch is opened, discard the vials if not used within 7 days.
- An opened Lonhala vial should be used right away.
- Throw away the Lonhala vial right away after use.
- The medicine in the Lonhala vial should be colorless. Throw away the Lonhala vial if the medicine is not colorless.
- Always use the Magnair Replacement Handset parts that come with each Lonhala Magnair refill prescription.
- Keep Lonhala Magnair and all medicines out of the reach of children.
What are the ingredients in Lonhala Magnair?
Active ingredient: glycopyrrolate
Inactive ingredients: citric acid monohydrate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and water for injection.
For more information, go to www.LonhalaMagnair.com or call Sunovion Customer Service at 1-888-394-7377.