Spiriva Respimat

(tiotropium)

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Helps you breathe easier.

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Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) works well to reduce breathing problems and open your airways, but it can't help you if you're having sudden wheezing or breathing problems.

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    $451.98
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Quick facts about Spiriva Respimat
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is a good choice to help you breathe easier and lessen the need for a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler.
  • If you're using Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) for asthma, your asthma can get better if you use Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) consistently every day.
  • Reduces flare-ups and hospitalizations with fewer side effects compared to some other medicines that open airways.
  • Used once daily.
  • Compared to Spiriva, Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) allows more medicine to enter your lungs and doesn't require as much force to inhale.
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Downsides

  • Using Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) only slows the progression of your condition, Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) won't cure you.
  • You'll need to use this medicine consistently every day to gain the most benefit.
  • Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) can worsen your symptoms of an enlarged prostate or urinary blockage.
  • Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) can worsen a certain type of glaucoma.
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How it works

Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is a bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in your lungs to open your airways and make breathing easier.

Quick facts about Spiriva Respimat
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
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What to expect when you take Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) for Asthma

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  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
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Side effect rates for Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium)

From 1522 clinical trials of Spiriva Respimat when taken for asthma (2.5mcg)
  • Sore throat
    16%16%
    12%12%
  • Headache
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Sinus infection
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Bronchitis
    3%3%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Spiriva Respimat.

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People taking Spiriva Respimat felt side effect more

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Risks and Warnings for Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium)

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  • Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) won't help you if you're having an asthma breathing attack. It's only used to make sure your asthma iis controlled. Make sure to keep your rescue inhaler with you to use if you suddenly feel difficulty breathing or are wheezing.

Common concerns from people taking Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium)

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Kidneys and liver
  • If you have kidney problems, Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) can build up in your body and may cause more side effects. These side effects can include dry mouth, blurry vision, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate or constipation. Make sure you're going to your doctor appointments regularly.