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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

What is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

What is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is the brand name for tiotropium and is available as an inhalation powder.

What dosages is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER available in?

What dosages is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER available in?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is available as 1.25 mcg or 2.5 mcg tiotropium per actuation with the SPIRIVA RESPIMAT inhaler. Two actuations equal one dose (2.5 mcg or 5 mcg).

What is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER used for?

What is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER used for?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) that is used to treat:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma in people age 6 years and older – Spiriva Respimat only
How does SPIRIVA HANDIHALER work?

How does SPIRIVA HANDIHALER work?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is an anticholinergic medication. It’s also called a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). It attaches to proteins called muscarinic receptors to block signals that cause the muscles in your airways to tighten. As a result, the medication relaxes the muscles in your airways to make it easier for you to breathe.

How do I take SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

How do I take SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is dosed as follows:

  • Spiriva HandiHaler and generic
  • This medication comes as capsules for dry powder inhalation for use with the HandiHaler device. Each capsule contains 18 mcg of tiotropium. The medication is inhaled through the mouth using the HandiHaler device
  • COPD: The typical dose is 2 inhalations of a single capsule (18 mcg total) once daily
  • Spiriva Respimat
  • This medication is available as a 2.5 mcg/puff and 1.25 mcg/puff metered-dose inhaler. The medication is inhaled through the mouth using the Respimat device.
  • COPD: The typical dose is 2 inhalations of the 2.5 mcg inhaler (5 mcg total) once daily
  • Asthma in people age 6 years and older: The typical dose is 2 inhalations of the 1.25 mcg inhaler (2.5 mcg total) once daily
Is it safe for me to take SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

Is it safe for me to take SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium, or any components of SPIRIVA
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SPIRIVA HANDIHALER Common Side Effects

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER Common Side Effects

Common side effects of SPIRIVA HANDIHALER:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dry mouth
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Chest pain
SPIRIVA HANDIHALER Serious Side Effects

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reaction: hives, itching, swelling of the face or throat, trouble breathing
  • Worsening breathing symptoms
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

The following medications may interact with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER:

  • Anticholinergics: May interact additively with concomitantly used anticholinergic medications. Avoid administration of SPIRIVA
  • HANDIHALER with other anticholinergic-containing drugs
Who makes SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

Who makes SPIRIVA HANDIHALER?

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER safe in pregnancy?

Is SPIRIVA HANDIHALER safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if SPIRIVA HANDIHALER will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving SPIRIVA HANDIHALER, talk to your healthcare provider.

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