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Tiotrop Inhaler

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Medicine Overview of Tiotrop Inhaler

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Uses of Tiotrop Inhaler

Tiotrop Inhaler is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma.
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Tiotrop Inhaler side effects

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Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Dryness in mouth, Cough, Throat irritation.

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How to use Tiotrop Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Tiotrop Inhaler works

Tiotrop Inhaler works by decreasing the activity of acetylcholine on the lung. This relaxes and opens up the air passages to make breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Tiotrop Inhaler

Expert advice for Tiotrop Inhaler

  • Talk to your doctor if you suffer from increased eyeball pressure (glaucoma), prostate problems, have difficulty passing urine or suffer from kidney diseases.
  • Do not use tiotropium to treat a sudden attack of breathlessness in asthma or COPD.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop allergic reactions such as rash, swelling and breathlessness after administration of tiotropium.
  • Do not allow the inhalation powder from capsule to enter your eye as this may worsen narrow angle glaucoma causing eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, reddening of eyes etc.
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Tiotrop Inhaler related warnings
Special precautions for Tiotrop Inhaler
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tiotrop Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Tiotrop Inhaler is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for dry mouth, constipation, and urinary problems.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Tiotrop Inhaler?uses

If you miss a dose of Tiotrop Inhaler, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Tiotrop Inhaler

Frequently asked questions about Tiotropium

Tiotrop is anticholinergic drug which opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness. It doesn't contain steroid, opiate or narcotic components
Q. Is tiotropium the same as ipratropium?
Tiotropium is not same as ipratropium
However, they belong to the same class, have the same mechanism of action, and act similarly to relieve breathlessness. Tiotrop is available in generic form
Tiotrop is not known to cause weight gain
Tiotrop is not a long acting beta agonist (LABA). It is a long acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) which acts on muscarinic receptors on the smooth muscles of airways, opens the airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs, thereby relieving breathlessness.
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