Spiriva 18mcg/Inh(Tiotropium Bromide)
Spiriva 18mcg/InhPowder for Inhalation
Marketed as Spiriva with Handihaler in Turkey
Please Note: Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany.
Spiriva 18mcg/InhPowder for Inhalation
Marketed as Spiriva with Handihaler in Canada
Spiriva 18mcg/InhPowder for Inhalation
Marketed as Spiriva with Handihaler in United Kingdom
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Spiriva Drug Information
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Tiotropium is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing, shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Tiotropium belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. Spiriva 18mcg/Inh must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. If wheezing or sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.
How to Use Spiriva
Read the Patient Information Leaflet and instruction sheet if available from your pharmacist before you start using tiotropium and each time you get a refill. Learn how to use this inhaler properly. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not swallow these capsules by mouth. Use the special inhaler to inhale the powder in the capsules. Inhale Spiriva 18mcg/Inh by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Inhale 2 times per capsule to make sure you inhale all of the drug. Do not breathe out into the mouthpiece at any time. Avoid getting Spiriva 18mcg/Inh into your eyes. It may cause eye pain/irritation, temporary blurred vision, and other vision changes. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the use of each medication. Use Spiriva 18mcg/Inh regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Spiriva 18mcg/Inh works best if used at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose, use Spiriva 18mcg/Inh more frequently, or stop using it without first consulting your doctor. Rinse your mouth after using the inhaler to prevent dry mouth and throat irritation. Clean the inhaler at least once a month with water. Allow to air-dry fully before using again. Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do if you have new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, waking up at night with trouble breathing, if you use your quick-relief inhaler more often, or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working well. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must get medical help right away. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
Before using tiotropium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to ipratropium; or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs; or if you have any other allergies. Spiriva 18mcg/Inh may contain inactive ingredients (such as milk proteins), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Spiriva 18mcg/Inh, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney disease, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate). Spiriva 18mcg/Inh may make you dizzy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Spiriva 18mcg/Inh, especially dry mouth and constipation. Older men may also be at greater risk for difficulty urinating while using Spiriva 18mcg/Inh. During pregnancy, Spiriva 18mcg/Inh should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Spiriva 18mcg/Inh passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Spiriva 18mcg/Inh, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.other anticholinergics (such as ipratropium).
Spiriva Side Effects
What are Spiriva side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Spiriva may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Spiriva as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Spiriva
The side effects of Spiriva may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Spiriva. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Spiriva may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Spiriva, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Spiriva.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Spiriva, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Spiriva and the side effects associated with Spiriva are described in the following:
Common Spiriva Side Effects
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Spiriva Side Effects
- chest pain
- oral candidiasis
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- urinary tract infection
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- voice change
Rare or Very Rare Spiriva Side Effects
- paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
- atrial fibrillation
- aggravated glaucoma
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- ocular hypertension
- skin ulcer
- blurred vision
- sore throat
- paradoxical bronchospasm
- dry skin
- urinary retention
- muscle spasm
Store the capsules at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep the capsules in the blister package until ready to use. Do not store capsules in the inhaler device. Once the blister package for a capsule is opened, that capsule should be used right away. Discard any capsule that has its blister package opened and not used right away. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Spiriva 18mcg/Inh when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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