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Tiotropium

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anticholinergic bronchodilator Spiriva Respimat Adult, Children

Tiotropium - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Tiotropium cause?

Common side effects include:

  • Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as cough, runny nose, sore throat and pain at the cheek and forehead areas
  • Painful and frequent urination, which may be signs of a urinary tract infection
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Headache

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:

  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Eye pain, blurred vision, red eyes
  • Sudden difficulties in breathing such as shortness of breath, wheezing (a nigh-pitched whistling sound made while breathing) or chest tightness

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Tiotropium , what precautions must I follow?

Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
  • You have the following medical conditions:
    • Narrow-angle glaucoma (a type of eye condition where the pressure in the eye is increased)
    • Prostate problems or difficulty passing urine
    • Heart conditions such as irregular heart beats

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Tiotropium ?

Tiotropium - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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