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.
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.
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.
It is not known whether Tiotrop Inhaler alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Tiotrop Inhaler is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tiotrop Inhaler is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have underlying kidney disease. Close monitoring is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Tiotrop Inhaler is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Tiotrop Inhaler is recommended.
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
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.