Do not use Spiriva® HandiHaler® (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) if you are allergic to tiotropium or ipratropium (e.g., Atrovent®) or any of the ingredients in SPIRIVA HandiHaler . If your breathing suddenly worsens, your face, throat, lips, or tongue swells, you get hives, itching or rash, stop taking SPIRIVA HandiHaler and seek immediate medical help.
SPIRIVA HandiHaler is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems.
Do not swallow SPIRIVA capsules. The contents of the capsule should only be inhaled through your mouth using the HandiHaler device.
If you have vision changes or eye pain or if you have difficulty passing urine or painful urination, stop taking SPIRIVA HandiHaler and call your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, problems passing urine or an enlarged prostate, as these may worsen with SPIRIVA HandiHaler . Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or are allergic to milk proteins. Ask your doctor if you are not sure. Also discuss with your doctor all the medicines you take, including eye drops.
The most common side effect with SPIRIVA HandiHaler is dry mouth. Others include constipation and trouble passing urine. For a complete list of reported side effects, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not let the powder from the SPIRIVA capsule get into your eyes.
Dizziness and blurred vision may occur with SPIRIVA HandiHaler . Should you experience these symptoms, you should use caution when engaging in activities such as driving a car or operating appliances or other machines.
Read the Patient Information and the step-by-step Instructions for Use for SPIRIVA HandiHaler before you use your inhaler.
Spiriva® HandiHaler® (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) is a prescription medicine used once each day (a maintenance medicine) to control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by relaxing your airways and keeping them open. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.
SPIRIVA HandiHaler also reduces the likelihood of flare-ups and worsening of COPD symptoms (COPD exacerbations).
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Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information and Instructions for Use.
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