Generic Name - Tiotropium Bromide
Category - Bronchodilator
Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease
Generic Spiriva is indicated to bronchospasm (wheezing or difficulty in breathing) that is associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease includes breathing problems like chronic bronchitis (swelling of the airways or tubes to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Tiotropium Bromide (Generic Spiriva) works by relaxing and increasing the flow of air into the lungs.
Generic for Spiriva Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Spiriva is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic Spiriva It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any other medication for the same purpose.
Generic for Spiriva Dosage
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Spiriva for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is 1 capsule (18 micrograms [mcg]) inhaled once daily; capsules should only be used with the HandiHaler inhalation device (inhaler).
Generic for Spiriva Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Spiriva side Effects include difficulty breathing, wheezing, increased shortness of breath, chest pain or fast heartbeat, headache (severe), serious problems with your vision (blurred vision, irritation or pain), skin rash or hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Spiriva.
Generic for Spiriva and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Spiriva in pregnant women have not been established. Do not use this medicine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Spiriva and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic Spiriva passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Spiriva and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Spiriva in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Spiriva and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic Spiriva with relation to age.
The above information about Generic Spiriva serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.