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INDICATION

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

How to Use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Important Steps for First-time Use Expand Close

There are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare the SPIRIVA RESPIMAT inhaler for first use, and each time you refill your prescription. Click the plus sign to learn about how to prepare your inhaler. Before you use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT for the first time, and each time you refill your prescription, carefully read the Instructions for Use.

  1. Remove clear base

    • Keep the cap closed.
    • Press the safety catch while firmly pulling off the clear base with your other hand. Be careful not to touch the piercing element.
    • Write the discard by date on the label (3 months from the date the cartridge is inserted).
  2. Insert cartridge

    • Insert the narrow end of the cartridge into the inhaler.
    • Place the inhaler on a firm surface and push down firmly until it clicks into place.
  3. Replace clear base

    • Put the clear base back into place until it clicks.
    • Do not remove the clear base or the cartridge after it has been put together.
  4. Turn

    • Keep the cap closed.
    • Turn the clear base in the direction of the arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn).
  5. Open

    • Open the cap until it snaps fully open.
  6. Press

    • Point the inhaler toward the ground.
    • Press the dose-release button.
    • Close the cap.
    • If you do not see a mist, repeat steps 4 to 6 until a mist is seen.
    • After a mist is seen, repeat steps 4 to 6 three more times.
    • After complete preparation of your inhaler, it will be able to deliver the number of puffs on the label.

3 steps for daily use

After preparing the inhaler, there are 3 steps to using SPIRIVA RESPIMAT every day. A helpful way to remember the steps for daily use is T.O.P.:

  • TURN
    • the clear base.
  • OPEN
    • the cap and close your lips around the mouthpiece.
  • PRESS
    • the dose-release button and inhale the mist.

These steps should be performed 2 times, once daily, to receive the proper dose. It may take up to 4 to 8 weeks of treatment with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT for your breathing to improve. For detailed instructions on using your SPIRIVA RESPIMAT inhaler, please see the Instructions for Use.

Asthma can feel like a bear hug. Loosen the grip with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT. Check out our guide for tips on how to make it a part of your daily routine.

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Watch our video for a demonstration on how to properly use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT.

Children should use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT with the help of an adult, as instructed by their doctor. Watch the video for an overview of how to use the SPIRIVA RESPIMAT inhaler. And if you need assistance preparing your inhaler, ask your pharmacist for help when you pick up your prescription.

Tips for making SPIRIVA RESPIMAT part of your daily routine:

In order to get the full benefits of SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, you need to take it every day. It helps to take SPIRIVA RESPIMAT as part of a daily routine. Here are some tips that may help:

  • Take SPIRIVA RESPIMAT at the same time every day.
  • Set a daily reminder or alarm on your computer, mobile phone, or watch.

How do I store SPIRIVA RESPIMAT?

  • Store SPIRIVA RESPIMAT at room temperature: 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Do not freeze your SPIRIVA RESPIMAT cartridge and inhaler.
  • If SPIRIVA RESPIMAT has not been used for more than 3 days, release 1 puff toward the ground.
  • If SPIRIVA RESPIMAT has not been used for more than 21 days, repeat steps 4 to 6 under “Important Steps for First-time Use” until a mist is visible. Then repeat steps 4 to 6 three more times.
  • Keep SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and all medicines out of the reach of children.

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INDICATION

SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT®, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray if you are allergic to tiotropium, ipratropium, atropine or similar drugs, or any ingredient in this medicine.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

More Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information (continued)

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause allergic reactions. Symptoms can include raised red patches on your skin (hives), itching, rash and/or swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking the medicine and seek emergency medical care.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause your breathing to suddenly get worse (bronchospasm). If this happens, use your rescue inhaler, stop taking SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, and call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical care.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can increase the pressure in your eyes (acute narrow-angle glaucoma), which can cause the following symptoms: eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos or colored images along with red eyes. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking your medicine and call your doctor right away.

Dizziness and blurred vision may occur with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT. If you experience these symptoms, use caution when engaging in activities such as driving a car, or operating appliances or machinery.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause new or worsened urinary retention. Symptoms of blockage in your bladder and/or enlarged prostate may include difficulty passing urine and/or painful urination. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking your medicine and call your doctor right away.

The most common side effects with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT in adult patients with asthma were sore throat, headache, bronchitis, and sinus infection. The side effect profile for adolescent and pediatric patients was comparable to that observed in adult patients with asthma.

Do not spray SPIRIVA RESPIMAT into your eyes, as this may cause blurring of vision and pupil dilation.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including kidney problems, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, problems passing urine, or blockage in your bladder.

Tell your doctor all the medicines you take, including eye drops. Ask your doctor if you are taking any anticholinergic medicines because taking them together with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can increase side effects.

INDICATION

SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT®, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, including Instructions for Use.

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INDICATION

SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT®, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray if you are allergic to tiotropium, ipratropium, atropine or similar drugs, or any ingredient in this medicine.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

More Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information (continued)

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause allergic reactions. Symptoms can include raised red patches on your skin (hives), itching, rash and/or swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking the medicine and seek emergency medical care.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause your breathing to suddenly get worse (bronchospasm). If this happens, use your rescue inhaler, stop taking SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, and call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical care.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can increase the pressure in your eyes (acute narrow-angle glaucoma), which can cause the following symptoms: eye pain, blurred vision, seeing halos or colored images along with red eyes. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking your medicine and call your doctor right away.

Dizziness and blurred vision may occur with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT. If you experience these symptoms, use caution when engaging in activities such as driving a car, or operating appliances or machinery.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause new or worsened urinary retention. Symptoms of blockage in your bladder and/or enlarged prostate may include difficulty passing urine and/or painful urination. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking your medicine and call your doctor right away.

The most common side effects with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT in adult patients with asthma were sore throat, headache, bronchitis, and sinus infection. The side effect profile for adolescent and pediatric patients was comparable to that observed in adult patients with asthma.

Do not spray SPIRIVA RESPIMAT into your eyes, as this may cause blurring of vision and pupil dilation.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including kidney problems, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, problems passing urine, or blockage in your bladder.

Tell your doctor all the medicines you take, including eye drops. Ask your doctor if you are taking any anticholinergic medicines because taking them together with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can increase side effects.

INDICATION

SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT®, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, including Instructions for Use.