Roflumilast: A new phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Baker, Erica L.; Baker, William L.
January 2010
Formulary;Jan2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of roflumilast for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Roflumilast is a phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Studies demonstrate that roflumilast improves lung function and has been well tolerated by patients. The most common side effects include nausea, headache and weight loss.


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