Tiotropium inhaler is used for the long term treatment of people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a disease affecting the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse.
Tiotropium works by opening up the airways and makes it easier for air to move in and out of the lungs.
Common side effects include:
These symptoms may happen but should get better over time. Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious or do not go away.
In very rare cases, some patients might experience the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Keep the cap on when not in use.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
Check the dose counter and change the inhaler once the dose counter indicates zero doses or three months after you opened it.