SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 1.25 mcg/puff—for uncontrolled asthma in patients ages 6 and older! OPEN

An expanded indication adds new expectations for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT—now for the treatment of asthma in patients ages 6 and older!

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Respimat Delivers

RESPIMAT® Is Designed for Improved Drug Delivery1–5

  • Lung deposition: The mist is comprised of highly respirable, small particle-sized droplets4,5
  • Inhalation effort: Unlike dry powder inhalers, RESPIMAT operates independent of inspiratory effort to help get medication deep into patients’ lungs1,3
  • Coordination: RESPIMAT may help facilitate actuation and inhalation4,5

As with all inhaled drugs, the actual amount of drug delivered to the lung may depend on patient factors, such as the coordination between the actuation of the inhaler and inspiration through the delivery system. The duration of inspiration should be at least as long as the spray duration (1.5 seconds).6

View lung deposition data for RESPIMAT for COPD
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Device for Asthma and COPD Maintenance Treatment
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Device Video

See the RESPIMAT Inhaler in action

You and your patients can watch this video to learn more about the RESPIMAT mist.

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RESPIMAT delivers medication efficiently and effectively to the lungs and helps reduce oropharyngeal deposition1–5

COPD: Dose deposition patient profile3*
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Dose Deposition Efficacy, Asthma and COPD

There is no correlation between deposition data and clinical efficacy. Active ingredients used in the studies are not commercially available in RESPIMAT. The specific physical–chemical characteristics of the drug may affect lung deposition.

*Data were collected from COPD patients who were initially untrained, and later trained in the optimal use of both inhalers. The images above are sample scintographic pictures, taken from 1 trained study patient, comparing drug deposition profiles. The percentage of dose deposition is the mean of 12 COPD study patients. For trained patients, the dose deposition in the peripheral/central lung zones for RESPIMAT was about twice that for HFA-MDI. The test drug for RESPIMAT and the HFA-MDI was Berodual® (fenoterol hydrobromide 50 mcg/ipratropium bromide 20 mcg). Scintography images reprinted with permission from Int J COPD 2008;3(4):763-770. © 2008 Brand et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press, Ltd.3

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How to use

Helping Your Patients Use SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Preparing the Inhaler
for First-Time 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 4–6 three more times.
    • After complete preparation of your inhaler, it will be ready to deliver the number of puffs on the label.

3 steps for daily use

After preparing the device, patients can remember the steps for daily use with T.O.P.6 These steps must be repeated 2 times, once‑daily, to receive the full dose of medication.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Dosing Instructions, Turn

Turn

  • Keep the cap closed
  • Turn the clear base in the direction of the arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn)
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Dosing Instructions, Open

Open

  • Open the cap until it snaps fully open
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Dosing Instructions, Press

Press

  • Breathe out slowly and fully
  • Close your lips around the mouthpiece without covering the air vents
  • Point the inhaler to the back of your throat
  • While taking a slow, deep breath through your mouth, Press the dose-release button and continue to breathe in
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable
  • Repeat Turn, Open, Press (TOP) for a total of 2 puffs
  • Close the cap until you use your inhaler again
Watch our video for a demonstration

With SPIRIVA RESPIMAT
remember to tell your patients

1 DOSE = 2 PUFFS ONCE DAILY6

For detailed instructions, patients should refer to the Instructions for Use enclosed with their prescription.

Note: SPIRIVA RESPIMAT should not be sprayed in the eyes as this may cause blurred vision and pupil dilation.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler, Dose Indicator

Dose Indicator

This dose indicator shows approximately how much medicine is left. When the dose indicator enters the red area of the scale, a refill is required; there is enough medicine for 7 days left (if your patient has a sample, there is enough medicine for 3 days left).6

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Inhaler Device, Icon

Do your patients need more help managing COPD?

STIOLTO RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray uses the same inhaler but provides greater improvement in lung function (FEV1) than SPIRIVA RESPIMAT.7

Learn more about STIOLTO RESPIMAT

FEV1= Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for SPIRIVA HANDIHALER and SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

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INDICATIONS FOR SPIRIVA RESPIMAT AND SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and for reducing COPD exacerbations.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a bronchodilator indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older.

SPIRIVA is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm.

Important Safety Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium, or any component of either product. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), itching, or rash have been reported.

SPIRIVA is intended as a once-daily maintenance treatment and should not be used for the relief of acute symptoms, i.e., as rescue therapy for the treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm. In the event of an attack, a rapid-acting beta2‑agonist should be used.

INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

STIOLTO® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is a combination of tiotropium, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (LABA), indicated for the long‑term, once‑daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Limitations of Use

STIOLTO is NOT indicated to treat acute deterioration of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT

WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH

Long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonists (LABA) such as olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT, increase the risk of asthma‑related death. Data from a large, placebo‑controlled US study that compared the safety of another long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) with placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma‑related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of all LABA, including olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT. The safety and efficacy of STIOLTO RESPIMAT in patients with asthma have not been established. STIOLTO RESPIMAT is not indicated for the treatment of asthma.

More Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (continued)

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including urticaria, angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or throat), rash, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, or itching may occur after administration of SPIRIVA. If such a reaction occurs, discontinue SPIRIVA at once and consider alternative treatments. Given the similar structural formula of atropine to tiotropium, patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to atropine or its derivatives should be closely monitored for similar hypersensitivity reactions to SPIRIVA.

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER should be used with caution in patients with severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins.

Inhaled medicines, including SPIRIVA, may cause paradoxical bronchospasm. If this occurs, it should be treated with an inhaled short‑acting beta2‑agonist, such as albuterol. Treatment with SPIRIVA should be stopped and other treatments considered.

SPIRIVA should be used with caution in patients with narrow‑angle glaucoma. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of acute narrow‑angle glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema). Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Since dizziness and blurred vision may occur with the use of SPIRIVA, caution patients about engaging in activities such as driving a vehicle, or operating appliances or machinery.

SPIRIVA should be used with caution in patients with urinary retention. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of urinary retention (e.g., difficulty passing urine, painful urination), especially in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder‑neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min) and treated with SPIRIVA should be monitored closely for anticholinergic side effects.

The most common adverse reactions >3% incidence and higher than placebo with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (placebo) in COPD trials were pharyngitis 11.5% (10.1%), cough 5.8% (5.5%), dry mouth 4.1% (1.6%), and sinusitis 3.1% (2.7%).

The most common adverse reactions >2% incidence and higher than placebo with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (placebo) in asthma trials in adults were pharyngitis 15.9% (12.4%), headache 3.8% (2.7%), bronchitis 3.3% (1.4%), and sinusitis 2.7% (1.4%). The adverse reaction profile for adolescent and pediatric patients was comparable to that observed in adult patients with asthma.

The most common adverse reactions >5% incidence and exceeded placebo by ≥1% with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (placebo) in COPD trials were upper respiratory tract infection 41% (37%), dry mouth 16% (3%), sinusitis 11% (9%), pharyngitis 9% (7%), non‑specific chest pain 7% (5%), urinary tract infection 7% (5%), dyspepsia 6% (5%), and rhinitis 6% (5%). In addition, the most common reported adverse reaction ≥3% incidence and higher than placebo from the 4‑year trial with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (placebo) not included above were headache 5.7% (4.5%), depression 4.4% (3.3%), insomnia 4.4% (3.0%), and arthralgia 4.2% (3.1%).

SPIRIVA may interact additively with concomitantly used anticholinergic medications. Avoid coadministration with other anticholinergic‑containing drugs.

SPIRIVA capsules should not be swallowed and should only be inhaled through the mouth (oral inhalation) using the HANDIHALER device. The HANDIHALER device should not be used for administering other medications.

Inform patients not to spray SPIRIVA RESPIMAT into the eyes as this may cause blurring of vision and pupil dilation.

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

INDICATIONS FOR SPIRIVA RESPIMAT AND SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and for reducing COPD exacerbations.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a bronchodilator indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older.

SPIRIVA is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm.

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT (continued)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT

WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH

Long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonists (LABA) such as olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT, increase the risk of asthma‑related death. Data from a large, placebo‑controlled US study that compared the safety of another long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) with placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma‑related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of all LABA, including olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT. The safety and efficacy of STIOLTO RESPIMAT in patients with asthma have not been established. STIOLTO RESPIMAT is not indicated for the treatment of asthma.

CONTRAINDICATION

All LABA are contraindicated in patients with asthma without use of a long‑term asthma control medication. STIOLTO is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium (atropine derivatives), olodaterol, or any component of this product.

In clinical trials and postmarketing experience with tiotropium, immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), itching, or rash have been reported. Hypersensitivity reactions were also reported in clinical trials with STIOLTO.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

STIOLTO should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating COPD, which may be a life‑threatening condition, or used as rescue therapy for acute symptoms. Acute symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short‑acting beta2‑agonist. Patients who have been taking inhaled, short‑acting beta2‑agonists on a regular basis should discontinue the regular use of these drugs and use them only for acute respiratory symptoms.

STIOLTO should not be used more often or at higher doses than recommended, or in conjunction with other LABA as an overdose may result.

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, or itching may occur after administration of STIOLTO. If such a reaction occurs, discontinue therapy with STIOLTO and consider alternative treatments. Patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to atropine or its derivatives should be closely monitored for similar hypersensitivity reactions to STIOLTO.

If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, STIOLTO should be discontinued immediately.

STIOLTO can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by increases in pulse rate, systolic or diastolic blood pressure, and/or symptoms. If such effects occur, STIOLTO may need to be discontinued.

Use caution in patients with convulsive disorders, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis, in patients with known or suspected prolongation of the QT interval, and in patients who are unusually responsive to sympathomimetic amines.

Use with caution in patients with narrow‑angle glaucoma. Instruct patients to contact a physician immediately if signs or symptoms of acute narrow‑angle glaucoma develop (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema).

Use with caution in patients with urinary retention, which can be associated with symptoms like difficulty passing urine and painful urination in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder‑neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min) treated with STIOLTO should be monitored closely for anticholinergic side effects.

Be alert to hypokalemia, which has the potential to produce adverse cardiovascular effects. Be alert to hyperglycemia.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions with STIOLTO (>3% incidence and higher than any of the comparators – tiotropium and/or olodaterol) were: nasopharyngitis, 12.4% (11.7%/12.6%), cough, 3.9% (4.4%/3.0%), and back pain, 3.6% (1.8%/3.4%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Use caution if administering adrenergic drugs because sympathetic effects of olodaterol may be potentiated.
  • Concomitant treatment with xanthine derivatives, steroids, or diuretics may potentiate any hypokalemic effect of olodaterol.
  • Beta agonists, such as olodaterol, can acutely worsen the ECG changes and/or hypokalemia that may result from administration of non‑potassium sparing diuretics. The action of adrenergic agents on the cardiovascular system may be potentiated by monoamine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants or other drugs known to prolong the QTc interval. Therefore beta‑agonists should be used with extreme caution in patients being treated with these drugs. Drugs that prolong the QTc interval may be associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Beta‑blockers should be used with caution as they can inhibit the therapeutic effect of beta agonists which may produce severe bronchospasms in patients with COPD. However, under certain circumstances, e.g. as prophylaxis after myocardial infarction, there may be no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta‑blockers in patients with COPD. In this setting, cardio selective beta‑blockers could be considered, although they should be administered with caution.
  • Avoid co‑administration of STIOLTO with other anticholinergic‑containing drugs as this may lead to an increase in anticholinergic adverse effects. STIOLTO is for oral inhalation only. The STIOLTO cartridge is only intended for use with the STIOLTO RESPIMAT inhaler.

Inform patients not to spray STIOLTO into the eyes.

Please see full Prescribing Information for STIOLTO RESPIMAT including Instructions for Use.

INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

STIOLTO® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is a combination of tiotropium, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (LABA), indicated for the long‑term, once‑daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Limitations of Use

STIOLTO is NOT indicated to treat acute deterioration of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for SPIRIVA HANDIHALER and SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

SEE MORE

INDICATIONS FOR SPIRIVA RESPIMAT AND SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and for reducing COPD exacerbations.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a bronchodilator indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older.

SPIRIVA is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm.

Important Safety Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium, or any component of either product. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), itching, or rash have been reported.

SPIRIVA is intended as a once-daily maintenance treatment and should not be used for the relief of acute symptoms, i.e., as rescue therapy for the treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm. In the event of an attack, a rapid-acting beta2‑agonist should be used.

INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

STIOLTO® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is a combination of tiotropium, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (LABA), indicated for the long‑term, once‑daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Limitations of Use

STIOLTO is NOT indicated to treat acute deterioration of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT

WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH

Long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonists (LABA) such as olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT, increase the risk of asthma‑related death. Data from a large, placebo‑controlled US study that compared the safety of another long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) with placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma‑related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of all LABA, including olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT. The safety and efficacy of STIOLTO RESPIMAT in patients with asthma have not been established. STIOLTO RESPIMAT is not indicated for the treatment of asthma.

More Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (continued)

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including urticaria, angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or throat), rash, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, or itching may occur after administration of SPIRIVA. If such a reaction occurs, discontinue SPIRIVA at once and consider alternative treatments. Given the similar structural formula of atropine to tiotropium, patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to atropine or its derivatives should be closely monitored for similar hypersensitivity reactions to SPIRIVA.

SPIRIVA HANDIHALER should be used with caution in patients with severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins.

Inhaled medicines, including SPIRIVA, may cause paradoxical bronchospasm. If this occurs, it should be treated with an inhaled short‑acting beta2‑agonist, such as albuterol. Treatment with SPIRIVA should be stopped and other treatments considered.

SPIRIVA should be used with caution in patients with narrow‑angle glaucoma. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of acute narrow‑angle glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema). Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Since dizziness and blurred vision may occur with the use of SPIRIVA, caution patients about engaging in activities such as driving a vehicle, or operating appliances or machinery.

SPIRIVA should be used with caution in patients with urinary retention. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of urinary retention (e.g., difficulty passing urine, painful urination), especially in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder‑neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min) and treated with SPIRIVA should be monitored closely for anticholinergic side effects.

The most common adverse reactions >3% incidence and higher than placebo with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (placebo) in COPD trials were pharyngitis 11.5% (10.1%), cough 5.8% (5.5%), dry mouth 4.1% (1.6%), and sinusitis 3.1% (2.7%).

The most common adverse reactions >2% incidence and higher than placebo with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT (placebo) in asthma trials in adults were pharyngitis 15.9% (12.4%), headache 3.8% (2.7%), bronchitis 3.3% (1.4%), and sinusitis 2.7% (1.4%). The adverse reaction profile for adolescent and pediatric patients was comparable to that observed in adult patients with asthma.

The most common adverse reactions >5% incidence and exceeded placebo by ≥1% with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (placebo) in COPD trials were upper respiratory tract infection 41% (37%), dry mouth 16% (3%), sinusitis 11% (9%), pharyngitis 9% (7%), non‑specific chest pain 7% (5%), urinary tract infection 7% (5%), dyspepsia 6% (5%), and rhinitis 6% (5%). In addition, the most common reported adverse reaction ≥3% incidence and higher than placebo from the 4‑year trial with SPIRIVA HANDIHALER (placebo) not included above were headache 5.7% (4.5%), depression 4.4% (3.3%), insomnia 4.4% (3.0%), and arthralgia 4.2% (3.1%).

SPIRIVA may interact additively with concomitantly used anticholinergic medications. Avoid coadministration with other anticholinergic‑containing drugs.

SPIRIVA capsules should not be swallowed and should only be inhaled through the mouth (oral inhalation) using the HANDIHALER device. The HANDIHALER device should not be used for administering other medications.

Inform patients not to spray SPIRIVA RESPIMAT into the eyes as this may cause blurring of vision and pupil dilation.

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

INDICATIONS FOR SPIRIVA RESPIMAT AND SPIRIVA HANDIHALER

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and for reducing COPD exacerbations.

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a bronchodilator indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older.

SPIRIVA is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm.

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT (continued)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR STIOLTO RESPIMAT

WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH

Long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonists (LABA) such as olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT, increase the risk of asthma‑related death. Data from a large, placebo‑controlled US study that compared the safety of another long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) with placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma‑related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of all LABA, including olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT. The safety and efficacy of STIOLTO RESPIMAT in patients with asthma have not been established. STIOLTO RESPIMAT is not indicated for the treatment of asthma.

CONTRAINDICATION

All LABA are contraindicated in patients with asthma without use of a long‑term asthma control medication. STIOLTO is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium (atropine derivatives), olodaterol, or any component of this product.

In clinical trials and postmarketing experience with tiotropium, immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), itching, or rash have been reported. Hypersensitivity reactions were also reported in clinical trials with STIOLTO.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

STIOLTO should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating COPD, which may be a life‑threatening condition, or used as rescue therapy for acute symptoms. Acute symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short‑acting beta2‑agonist. Patients who have been taking inhaled, short‑acting beta2‑agonists on a regular basis should discontinue the regular use of these drugs and use them only for acute respiratory symptoms.

STIOLTO should not be used more often or at higher doses than recommended, or in conjunction with other LABA as an overdose may result.

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, or itching may occur after administration of STIOLTO. If such a reaction occurs, discontinue therapy with STIOLTO and consider alternative treatments. Patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to atropine or its derivatives should be closely monitored for similar hypersensitivity reactions to STIOLTO.

If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, STIOLTO should be discontinued immediately.

STIOLTO can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by increases in pulse rate, systolic or diastolic blood pressure, and/or symptoms. If such effects occur, STIOLTO may need to be discontinued.

Use caution in patients with convulsive disorders, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis, in patients with known or suspected prolongation of the QT interval, and in patients who are unusually responsive to sympathomimetic amines.

Use with caution in patients with narrow‑angle glaucoma. Instruct patients to contact a physician immediately if signs or symptoms of acute narrow‑angle glaucoma develop (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema).

Use with caution in patients with urinary retention, which can be associated with symptoms like difficulty passing urine and painful urination in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder‑neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min) treated with STIOLTO should be monitored closely for anticholinergic side effects.

Be alert to hypokalemia, which has the potential to produce adverse cardiovascular effects. Be alert to hyperglycemia.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions with STIOLTO (>3% incidence and higher than any of the comparators – tiotropium and/or olodaterol) were: nasopharyngitis, 12.4% (11.7%/12.6%), cough, 3.9% (4.4%/3.0%), and back pain, 3.6% (1.8%/3.4%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Use caution if administering adrenergic drugs because sympathetic effects of olodaterol may be potentiated.
  • Concomitant treatment with xanthine derivatives, steroids, or diuretics may potentiate any hypokalemic effect of olodaterol.
  • Beta agonists, such as olodaterol, can acutely worsen the ECG changes and/or hypokalemia that may result from administration of non‑potassium sparing diuretics. The action of adrenergic agents on the cardiovascular system may be potentiated by monoamine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants or other drugs known to prolong the QTc interval. Therefore beta‑agonists should be used with extreme caution in patients being treated with these drugs. Drugs that prolong the QTc interval may be associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Beta‑blockers should be used with caution as they can inhibit the therapeutic effect of beta agonists which may produce severe bronchospasms in patients with COPD. However, under certain circumstances, e.g. as prophylaxis after myocardial infarction, there may be no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta‑blockers in patients with COPD. In this setting, cardio selective beta‑blockers could be considered, although they should be administered with caution.
  • Avoid co‑administration of STIOLTO with other anticholinergic‑containing drugs as this may lead to an increase in anticholinergic adverse effects. STIOLTO is for oral inhalation only. The STIOLTO cartridge is only intended for use with the STIOLTO RESPIMAT inhaler.

Inform patients not to spray STIOLTO into the eyes.

Please see full Prescribing Information for STIOLTO RESPIMAT including Instructions for Use.

INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

STIOLTO® RESPIMAT® (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is a combination of tiotropium, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (LABA), indicated for the long‑term, once‑daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Limitations of Use

STIOLTO is NOT indicated to treat acute deterioration of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma.

References

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