How to use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, inhale 2 puffs, 1 time each day, every day, to help you breathe better.

Using SPIRIVA RESPIMAT properly is important, so before you use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT for the first time—and each time you refill your prescription—carefully read the Instructions for Use. Here are three additional ways to get the information you need to get started:

1 Download the Quick Start Guide, an easy, step-by-step guide on how to prepare and use the RESPIMAT Inhaler

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2 Click on the video below to see how to use the RESPIMAT inhaler

3 When you pick up your medication, ask your pharmacist to demonstrate preparing and using the RESPIMAT inhaler

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT must be prepared before first use. Please see full Instructions for Use.

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Tips for making SPIRIVA RESPIMAT part of your daily routine:

  • Take SPIRIVA RESPIMAT at the same time every day. It will be easier to remember. And since SPIRIVA RESPIMAT lasts 24 hours, your airways will be open all day
  • Pair taking SPIRIVA RESPIMAT with another activity you do every day, like watching the news
  • Set a daily reminder alarm on your computer, mobile phone, or watch
  • Ask a reliable friend to email or text you a daily reminder

How do I store SPIRIVA RESPIMAT?

  • Store SPIRIVA RESPIMAT at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about storing your SPIRIVA RESPIMAT.

Keep SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and all medicines out of the reach of children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (continued)

Do not use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER if you are allergic to tiotropium, ipratropium, atropine or similar drugs, or any ingredient in these medicines.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are not rescue medicines and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER 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.

Before using SPIRIVA HANDIHALER, tell your doctor if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins.

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

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER 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 or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER. If you experience these symptoms, use caution when engaging in activities such as driving a car, or operating appliances or other machines.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER 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 reported with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT in patients with COPD include sore throat, cough, dry mouth, and sinus infection.

The most common side effects reported with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER in patients with COPD include upper respiratory tract infection, dry mouth, sinus infection, sore throat, non-specific chest pain, urinary tract infection, indigestion, runny nose, constipation, increased heart rate, and blurred vision.

Do not swallow SPIRIVA capsules. The contents of the capsule should only be inhaled through your mouth using the HANDIHALER device.

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 can increase side effects. Do not use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER together.

INDICATIONS for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide) and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder)

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance medicines used to control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by relaxing your airways and keeping them open. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER also reduce the likelihood of flare-ups (COPD exacerbations).

SPIRIVA is not a treatment for sudden symptoms of COPD.

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, and full Prescribing Information for SPIRIVA HANDIHALER, including Patient Information and Instructions for Use.

CL-SVR-0040 2.8.2016

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide) and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder)

Do not use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER if you are allergic to tiotropium, ipratropium, atropine or similar drugs, or any ingredient in these medicines.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are not rescue medicines and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER 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.