Information about Tiotropium

Tiotropium uses

Tiotropium is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd) and asthma.

How tiotropium works

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

Common side effects of tiotropium

Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Cough, Throat irritation

Available Medicine for Tiotropium

  • ₹165 to ₹462
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹150 to ₹408
    Lupin Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹170 to ₹273
    Zydus Cadila
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹150 to ₹429
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹318
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹299 to ₹365
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹290
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Tiotropium

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Tiotropium


Q. Is tiotropium a steroid, an opiate, anticholinergic or narcotic?
Tiotropium 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
Q. Is tiotropium generic?
However, they belong to the same class, have the same mechanism of action, and act similarly to relieve breathlessness. Tiotropium is available in generic form
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Q. Does tiotropium cause weight gain?
Tiotropium is not known to cause weight gain
Q. Is tiotropium LABA/LAMA?
Tiotropium 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 05 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)