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Tiotropium bromide
(Generic alternative to Spiriva)

Formulation : Rotacaps

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What is Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide used for?

Spirivia is an anticholinergic agent that prevents narrowing of the airways in the lungs (bronchospasm) in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Spiriva (Teotropium) is inhaled via a HandiHaler device.

How should Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide be stored?

Spiriva (Teotropium) should be stored away from moisture and heat at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Spiriva/Tiotropium bromide ?

Follow your doctor's instructions and the prescription label closely. Do not take larger doses than recommended. Spiriva (Teotropium) can only prevent bronchospasm attacks it cannot treat attacks that have already started. Use a fast-acting inhalation medication instead to streat an attack. Spiriva (Teotropium) capsules are to be used in an inhaling device; one at a time. Do not put them in your mouth. Schedule regular doctor appointments so that you can be tested.

When should Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide not be taken?

Avoid using Spiriva (Teotropium) if you are allergic to tiotropium, ipratropium (Atrovent) or atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine). Do not take Aricept (Donepezil) if you pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.

What precautions should I follow when taking Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide ?

Rinse with water if you get Spiriva (Teotropium) in your eyes. Avoid getting it in your eyes.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide ?

Before using Spiriva (Teotropium), talk to your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma; or an enlarged prostate or a bladder obstruction.

When should Spiriva /Tiotropium bromide not be taken?

Sprivia allergic reaction signs include (seek medical attention): hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Serious Spiriva (Teotropium) side effects include (seek medical attention): tongue swelling or redness; sores or white patches of your mouth, lips, or tongue; or urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious Spiriva (Teotropium) side effects include: dry mouth, cough, hoarseness; blurred vision; trouble swallowing; nausea, constipation, upset stomach; stuffy nose, nosebleed; fast heart rate; drowsiness; or white patches in your mouth or throat.

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