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Spiriva Respimat Description
Spiriva Respimat is a bronchodilator used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
It is a long-acting, anticholinergic medication that works by relaxing the muscles around the airways to improve breathing.
Spiriva Respimat inhaler may also be used to prevent exacerbations in people with asthma.
It comes as an inhaler that directly delivers a mist of medication into the lungs. Side effects may include dry mouth, cough, and blurred vision.
60puffs, 120puffs, 180puffs
Warnings & Dosage
Directions on how to use Spiriva Respimat
When using Spiriva Respimat, it is important to follow the directions carefully.
- Shake the inhaler well before use.
- Remove the cap from the mouthpiece and check that the dust cap is closed.
- Hold the inhaler upright with your thumb on the bottom and place your index finger on the top of the inhaler.
- Breathe out fully and place your lips around the mouthpiece without covering the air vents. Do not bite on the mouthpiece.
- Press down on top of the inhaler to release one puff and continue to breathe in slowly for 5 seconds through your nose.
Before using Spiriva Respimat, make sure you understand the risks and precautions involved.
Some of the risks and precautions to be aware of before using this inhaler include:
- Not everyone should use this medication. People with asthma should not use it, and those with a history of severe allergic reactions to any component of the drug should also avoid it.
- This medication can cause dizziness, so you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medication affects you.
Spiriva Respimat Dosing
Spiriva Respimat 2.5 mcg is the available and recommended dose that is taken once daily.
It should be administered at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. The dosage may be increased to 5 mcg per day if needed.
It is not recommended to be used more than twice a day.
Spiriva Respimat Side Effects
Some of the most common side effects include headaches, nausea, and diarrhea.
More serious side effects can include chest pain and worsening breathing problems.
It is important to talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects while taking this, as they may be able to help you adjust your dosage or switch to a different medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pricing: How much does Spiriva Respimat cost?
The cost of Spiriva can vary depending on the pharmacy you purchase it from. We charge less for drugs than other shops and pharmacies. You can buy Spiriva Respimat safely at our online shop. Check the top of this page for your options.
Is Spiriva Respimat inhaler a steroid?
Spiriva Respimat is a bronchodilator used to open up the airways and make breathing easier. Some people are concerned that it may be a steroid because of its name. However, it is not a steroid and does not have any steroidal effects.
What’s the difference between albuterol and Spiriva?
Both albuterol and Spiriva are bronchodilators, which means they open up the airways to help you breathe easier. Albuterol is a short-acting bronchodilator that is used to treat asthma attacks, while Spiriva is a long-acting bronchodilator that prevents asthma attacks. This means that albuterol starts working quickly but only lasts for a few hours, while Spiriva takes longer to start working but lasts for much longer.
Overall, these two medications have different uses and work in different ways.
Does Spiriva Respimat help shortness of breath?
Some people with COPD experience shortness of breath, and this inhaler may help improve this symptom. Although it is not a cure for COPD, it may help improve some symptoms. Speak with your doctor if you are considering using this inhaler to see if it is the right medication for you.
Does Spiriva Respimat work immediately?
Spiriva Respimat helps open your airways and keep them open for the full 24 hours by relaxing the tiny muscles in your airways. Depending on your breathing difficulty, the effects of this inhaler may take four to eight weeks.
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