What Spiriva Is Used For:
How Spiriva Benefits Your Lungs:
Spiriva Side Effects:
- Dry mouth
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Upset stomach
The following are more serious side effects which have been reported after using Spiriva. Contact your health care provider as soon as possible if you experience:
- Any type of allergic reaction such as skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- Changes in vision
- Chest pain
- Rapid heartbeat or heart palpitations
- Infection or flu-like symptoms
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- Related medicines called antimuscarinics (drugs that block bladder contractions) or anticholinergics
This is only a partial list of possible drug interactions. Be sure to talk with your health care provider if you take these, or any other medications, before taking Spiriva.
- Bladder problems or trouble passing urine
- Kidney disease
- Prostate problems
- An unusual or allergic reaction to tiotropium, ipratropium, atropine, lactose, food dyes, preservatives or any other medications
- Pregnant, or trying to become pregnant
How To Use a Spiriva Handihaler:
Overdose: If you think that you have taken too much Spiriva, contact a poison control center or hospital emergency room immediately.
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If You Don't Hear the Capsule Rattle When You Inhale:
- Check to make sure the mouthpiece on your Spiriva Handihaler is tightly closed.
- Hold your HandiHaler upright and tap it gently on a tabletop, counter or other hard surface.
- Try inhaling again.
- If you still don’t hear or feel the capsule rattle, talk to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.