Spiriva Handihaler Inhalation Powder, Capsule 18Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Spiriva HandiHaler: Inhalation powder, capsule (18mcg)

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Spiriva 18mcg Pwd for Inh
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Spiriva 18mcg Pwd for Inh

What is this Medicine?

TIOTROPIUM (tee oh TRO pee um) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Never use this medicine for an acute attack.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Spiriva HandiHaler: Inhalation powder, capsule(18mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Spiriva HandiHaler 18mcg Powder for Inhalation

NDC: 005970075
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dyspnea

Storage Information
Avoid exposure to heat
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Spiriva HandiHaler 18mcg Powder for Inhalation

Reported Side Effects for Spiriva HandiHaler 18mcg Powder for Inhalation

Retaining Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
<43.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bowel Obstruction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.5-4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.5-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.5-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hoarseness Incidence:
0.5-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.5-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
0.5-4.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-5.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
1.0-5.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cataracts Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.0-4.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Cholesterol Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.7-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
3.8-5.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
4.1-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
7.0-15.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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