Compare Dulera vs. Spiriva

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

Prescription only

Spiriva (Tiotropium)

Prescription only
Prevents breathing problems.

Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.

6.0/ 7 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Makes it easier to breathe.

Spiriva (Tiotropium) works well to reduce COPD symptoms and flare-ups with fewer side effects than some medicines that open airways, but you have to use it every day.

4.8/ 7 average rating with 74 reviewsforSpiriva
Upsides
  • It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
  • Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
  • By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
  • Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
  • Helps you breathe easier and lessens the need for a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler.
  • Reduces flare-ups and hospitalizations with fewer side effects compared to some other medicines that open airways.
  • You only need to take it once a day.
Downsides
  • You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
  • It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
  • Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
  • You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
  • Won't cure your COPD (but it will relieve your symptoms).
  • You'll need to use this medicine for a long time, and you have to take it every day.
  • Can make symptoms of enlarged prostate or urinary blockage worse.
  • Can worsen a certain type of glaucoma.
  • You might feel dizzy or have blurry vision while taking this medicine.
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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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Reviews
38 
84%
think this treatment is worth it
79%
think this treatment works well
8%
think this treatment is a hassle

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74 
64%
think this treatment is worth it
46%
think this treatment works well
8%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Dysphonia
    5%
  • Sinusitis
    3%
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8possible side effects
  • Respiratory tract Infection
    41%
  • Dry mouth
    16%
  • Pharyngitis
    13%
  • Sinusitis
    11%
  • Chest pain (non-specific)
    7%
  • Urinary tract Infection
    7%
  • Dyspepsia
    6%
  • Rhinitis
    6%
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Risks and warnings
  • Asthma-related death

    Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)

  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)

    Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Bone loss

    Long-term inactivity

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heart disease

    History of heart rhythm problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of infection

    Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Reduced growth rate in children

    Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    History of high internal eye pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Serious allergic reaction

    History of atropine allergic reaction

  • Worsening glaucoma

    History of narrow-angle glaucoma

  • Difficulty urinating

    History of urinary bladder blockage (urinary obstruction)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Severe milk protein allergy

  • Reduced kidney function

    History of moderate to severe kidney disease

  • Feeling dizzy

    Taking with other anticholinergic medications

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