Spiriva and the generic alternative Tiotropium Bromide Inhaler, is a bronchodilator which relaxes the muscles within the airways therefore increasing air flow to your lungs. Spiriva prevents the airways narrowing within the lungs in adults who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and emphysema. Spiriva is most effective when it is used regularly to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath. Spiriva is not a quick relief inhaler and does not work immediately to stop asthma attacks.
Spiriva comes with capsules and an inhaler known as a handihaler. Insert one capsule into your handihaler and press the green button on the side of the device. Exhale fully before using and then close your lips around the device mouthpiece. Inhale slowly and deeply through your mouth and then hold your breath while you remove the mouthpiece. Continue breathing normally and remove the used capsule and discard it.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Spiriva side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following tiotroprium side effects:
Q: When should I take Spiriva?
A: Spiriva is most effective when taken regularly. It is typically taken once daily and lasts for 24 hours. It does not matter if it is taken in the morning or evening, but it should be taken at approximately the same time each day.
Q: Should I use Spiriva handihaler when I suffer wheezing or sudden shortness of breath?
A: No. If you are suffering from wheezing or shortness of breath, then you should use your quick-relief inhaler. Spiriva is not a rescue medication.
Q: What is the generic alternative to Spiriva with handihaler?
A: The generic alternative is called the tiotropium bromide inhaler and may offer you better savings. We stock both the brand and generic alternative in 18mcg strength.
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of Spiriva?
A: If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skipped your missed dose and continue as normal. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed one.
Q: How much does Spiriva cost?
A: The price of Spiriva depends on the quantity you purchase. Buying Spiriva online with Canada Drugs can help you to save up to 90% on the price of your medication and you can make even better savings by buying a 90 day supply of your medication. No Spiriva coupon is needed to get our great prices.