Spiriva 18mcg 10 Caps with dose measure Handihaler
THIS IS THE BRAND
Brand name: Spiriva HandiHaler
Generic name: Tiotropium
Why is Spiriva HandiHaler prescribed?
Spiriva is used for the long-term, once-a-day treatment
of bronchial spasms (wheezing) associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It comes as a capsule
containing dry powder, which is inhaled through the mouth using the HandiHaler
When inhaled, Spiriva opens up narrow air passages, allowing more oxygen
to reach the lungs. SPIRIVA HandiHaler is not a rescue medicine and should not
be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Do not swallow SPIRIVA capsules.
Only use SPIRIVA capsules with the HandiHaler device. The contents of the
capsule should only be inhaled by mouth using the HandiHaler device. Stop taking
SPIRIVA and get medical help right away if your breathing suddenly worsens, your
throat or tongue swells, you get hives, or have vision changes or eye pain. Tell
your doctor if you have glaucoma, problems passing urine or an enlarged
prostate, as these may worsen with SPIRIVA. Also discuss with your doctor all
the medicines you take, including eye drops. Spiriva HandiHaler may also be used
for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.