Spiriva Inhl

Spiriva® (tiotropium bromide) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms (called bronchospasms) caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The medication is inhaled into the lungs once a day. Spiriva comes in capsule form, although these capsules are never to be swallowed. They are used in the Spiriva HandiHaler®. This Spiriva inhaler (Spiriva inhl) is a device that punctures the capsule. The powder from the capsule is inhaled using your own breath. It is important that you learn exactly how to use your inhaler. Make sure your healthcare provider shows you the steps needed to use it.
Spiriva is available in one strength -- Spiriva HandiHaler 18 mcg capsules, available in kits containing 5, 30, or 90 capsules. Each kit comes with complete instructions, capsules, and an inhaler device.
(Click Spiriva for a more in-depth look at how to use the Spiriva inhaler. This article also offers detailed information on how Spiriva works, possible side effects, and what to tell your doctor before using this medication.)
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