Bevespi Aerosphere (glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate)

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: May 2023

Bevespi Aerosphere® (glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate) is an inhaled drug used to treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bevespi Aerosphere can help relieve and prevent symptoms such as:1

What are the ingredients in Bevespi Aerosphere?

The active ingredients in Bevespi Aerosphere are micronized glycopyrrolate and micronized formoterol fumarate.1

How does Bevespi Aerosphere work?

People with COPD may experience breathing problems when the muscles around their airways tighten. Bevespi Aerosphere is a combination of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting beta-2 agonist (LABA).1

Both LAMAs and LABAs work by relaxing the muscles surrounding the airways. This allows the airways to open up and makes it easier to breathe.1

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects of Bevespi Aerosphere are:1

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cough

If you experience any serious side effects, contact your doctor right away. Serious side effects may include:1

  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Chest pain
  • Fast and irregular heartbeat
  • Tremor
  • Eye problems (blurred vision, eye pain, or eye discomfort)

These are not all the possible side effects of Bevespi Aerosphere. Talk to your doctor about what to expect when taking Bevespi Aerosphere. You also should call your doctor if you have any changes that concern you when taking Bevespi Aerosphere.

Other things to know

Bevespi Aerosphere is a long-term treatment for COPD. Do not use this drug if you are having sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler, or seek immediate medical attention if you do not have a rescue inhaler.1

There is not enough research to know if it is safe to use Bevespi Aerosphere while pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed.1

Before beginning treatment for COPD, tell your doctor about all your health conditions and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. This includes over-the-counter drugs.

For more information, read the full prescribing information for Bevespi Aerosphere.

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