Spiriva

Active Ingredient(s): Tiotropium
FDA Approved: * January 30, 2004
Pharm Company: * BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
Category: Lungs (Pulmonary)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Spiriva Overview

Tiotropium bromide, originally marketed as Spiriva,[1] is a long-acting, 24-hour, anticholinergic bronchodilator used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tiotroprium was discovered in 1991 by Boehringer Ingelheim and came to market in 2004.[2] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 Mechanism of action 4 References 5 External links Medical uses Tiotropium is used for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmo...

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Spiriva weight gain side effects

I've talked about this problem before concerning the side effects from Spiriva. The only side effect I've experienced was a sudden, and seemingly permanent weight gain. In spite of efforts to lose the weight I've had no success whatsoever. I've gained weight from other medications in the past only to lose it when the medication was discontinued. Not so with Spiriva. It has been almost three years since I've used the inhaler but yet the added weight persists. I should mention that all of the added weight has been on the midsection and nowhere else! To make matters worse has been a disended abdomen to go along with it. I contacted the drug company right after it happened and, naturally, they acted as if it was new to them! I'm not the only one this has happened to....

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Spiriva Dud Capsules, weight gain, headaches

I have had one or two duds per box of Spiriva. That is when they do not rattle and the capsule breaks. I think it is due to drying out because when ripping the Bubble wrapped sets of pills apart they are so crappy that they are compromised when ripping apart. You can't see it and after they are exposed to air and dry out, they break wrong from being brittle and I don't know if they retain the medicine. I either skip it not knowing if I got a dose or I take two and run short. At $10.00 a pill there should be no failures. If they need such protection they should be in better wraps. I also have quick unexplained weight gain around my middle that is quite concerning. Quick headaches too. But this is also the first time I don't have constant pain in my chest and windlessness. But...

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spiriva capsules empty

please when a person has been taking this(*Spiriva) medication for a period of time you know if you are getting meds or not. I have not taken a count and I can do so if necessary but it is approx. every 5th capsule that doesn't give out any powder....The above lady is correct the capsules are very brittle so it is possible that the capsules are cracking and the meds escapes. This is not very good , why would I pay for meds that I do not get. ## I have been taking Spiriva for about 9 months now. I encounter at least 3 empty capsules per month. On the first inhale if there is no rattling, I just discard the capsule and take a different one. I use the same process every day so I don't buy the company's statement that there is powder in the capsules and it is user failure. If th...

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spiriva and weight gain

I've mentioned this once before and I will again. I've posted my problem with Spiriva and serious weight gain problems before, and have also told of my solution to solving this problem. I had gained over 25 lbs while taking this inhaler for 5-6 months. It seemed that each and every pound was only around the midsection and nowhere else. In spite of drastic dieting the "belly bulge" would not leave. It was after months of dieting I had had enough! Last winter, starting in mid December I waged war against this intrusion on my well being and went to war! I put my car up in the garage and went everywhere on foot including shopping and visits to here, ther and everywhere. I trudged through snow, ice, and freezing weather for 4-8 miles/day. Along with that I dieted down to the ...

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Spiriva Side Effects

Hello. I took Spiriva inhaler a couple of years ago for six weeks and gained an unsightly 22 lbs that I cannot get rid of. Even though I haven't used the drug in two years, while trying to lose the weight ever since, I just cannot get rid of it. Every pound has been on the midsection and nowhere else. Along with that is that I'm left with a distended abdomen that looks ridiculous. Even though a less common side effect it still exiists. Does anyone out there have experience with this type of problem, and if so can you help me, give advice? ## These really can't be side effects of the medication, if they are lingering so long after using it. Learn more Spiriva details here. However, there are other medical conditions that can cause these types of symptoms, such as Cushings syn...

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Weight Gain Caused By Spiriva An Inhaler Has Anyone Out There Familiar With This Problem

I was given an inhaler called Spiriva two years ago and gained 22 lbs in a little more than four weeks. It has been over a year now since I last used the drug but I cannot rid myself of the added weight. In addition to this is that all of the weight is around the abdomen and side area and nowhere else. This is a rare and strange side effect but it happened to me. I've seen two doctors and they have no idea what happened even though they agree that it is a strange form of weight gain. Does anyone out there have any insight to this problem? Bill. ## There have been other posts similar to yours from people who experienced the same type of weight gain after using Spiriva. With the weight centralized to the mid-section like this, I have to wonder if the medication isn't affecting you...

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spiriva: help me find cheaper

I experienced the following side effects from my medication: weight gain around my midsection, swelling under chin, dry mouth and a hard to clear throat. I cannot stop advair and spiriva (I take daily together) as I need both to breathe. I am so disappointed in this weight gain. Also does anyone know of a way to save money on both meds? By the time my ins. covers their cost it costs me 700.00.

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spiriva can cause leg pain

I've had a problem with Spiriva and weight gain (lots of discussion about that elsewhere on this website), but now I have severe anterior leg pain. I thought it was from the unaccustomed weight gain (60 lb. in 6 months after starting Spiriva) but I just went over the Spiriva side effects again and found that leg pain, myalgia, is one of the possible side effects. Does anyone else have this problem that they might not yet have attributed to the Spiriva? ## Hello, Judith! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're having. Suffering both of these side effects may actually have compounded the problem. One can just feed the other to worsen the issue, you gain weight, your legs hurt, so you get less active and gain more weight, then they hurt worse and so on. It's basica...

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spiriva respimat

Rx about 4months ago--started 3 weeks ago--no improvement in sats, swollen eyelids, cough. Ear and head congestion, sore throat, lightheaded--sounds like copd exacerbation. But it all started shortly after beginning this drug. also tired --any one else had these experiences with the drug? ## Hello, Penny! How are you? I'm sorry about the symptoms you're having. It's very hard to say, it could be due to exacerbation of COPD, or due to the Spiriva, perhaps even a bit of both. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may also include fever, heartburn, headache and voice loss. Are you on any other medications?

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sprivia handihaler

I need Spiriva handihaler to breathe ## Hello, Arleey! How are you? In the U.S., Spiriva is only available by prescription from your doctor. It is a bronchodilator that is used to treat conditions, such as COPD, bronchitis and emphysema. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including dry mouth, blurred vision, elevated heart rate and chest pain. Have you been diagnosed with one of these conditions?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tiotropium
  • Powder: 0.018/inh, 0.018mg/inh, 18mcg
  • Spray: 2.5mcg
  • Spray, Metered: 0.00125mg/inh, 0.0025mg/inh, 2.5mcg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Spiriva: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0597-0075 Spiriva 0.018 mg/Actuat Inhalant Powder by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 35356-215 Spiriva 0.018 mg/Actuat Inhalant Powder by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-5109 Spiriva 0.018 mg/Actuat Inhalant Powder by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Tiotropium or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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Spiriva weight gain side effects
I've talked about this problem before concerning the side effects from Spiriva. The only side effect I've experi... 214 replies
Spiriva Side Effects
Hello. I took Spiriva inhaler a couple of years ago for six weeks and gained an unsightly 22 lbs that I cannot get rid o... 9 replies
spiriva capsules empty
please when a person has been taking this(*Spiriva) medication for a period of time you know if you are getting meds or ... 5 replies
Spiriva Dud Capsules, weight gain, headaches
I have had one or two duds per box of Spiriva. That is when they do not rattle and the capsule breaks. I think it is due... 2 replies
spiriva and weight gain
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spiriva can cause leg pain
I've had a problem with Spiriva and weight gain (lots of discussion about that elsewhere on this website), but now I... 2 replies
spiriva cost
How much are you paying for a 30 day supply of Spiriva? just trying to get an idea of general costs of this drug. ## Bas... 2 replies
SPIRIVA does it work?
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spiriva respimat
Rx about 4months ago--started 3 weeks ago--no improvement in sats, swollen eyelids, cough. Ear and head congestion, sore... 1 reply
SPIRIVA 18 mcg
having very bad side effects, such as, CONSTIPATION HOW TO OVER-COME THIS SIDE EFFECTS? ## The only way to overcome side... 1 reply






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