Table 5—

Ten most frequently reported adverse events by preferred term, plus tremor and palpitations

Adverse eventFormoterol 4.5 µg b.i.d.Formoterol 9 µg b.i.d.Formoterol 18 µg b.i.d.Placebo
Subjects n171169178174
Deterioration of COPD7 (4)12 (7)18 (10)16 (9)
Respiratory infection21 (12)24 (14)17 (10)18 (10)
Chest pain1 (1)2 (1)5 (3)2 (1)
Back pain1 (1)4 (2)4 (2)3 (2)
Headache4 (2)3 (2)4 (2)8 (5)
Hyperglycaemia2 (1)3 (2)
Hypertension3 (2)3 (2)3 (2)
Pain9 (5)1 (1)3 (2)2 (1)
Pharyngitis3 (2)5 (3)3 (2)4 (2)
Tachycardia5 (3)3 (2)
Tremor1 (1)1 (1)3 (2)
Palpitations1 (1)1 (1)
  • Data are presented as n of adverse events with % of patients reporting in parentheses

  • COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease