Tiotropium opens narrowed airways in the lungs. It helps to prevent breathing problems.
Inhale the contents of each tiotropium capsule using the HandiHaler® device, as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not swallow the capsules.
If you need quick relief from breathing problems, use your ‘reliever’ medicine (e.g. salbutamol or terbutaline).
Inhale the missed dose if you remember on the same day. If not, skip the dose and carry on as normal. Do not inhale two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Eye pain, changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor|
Headache, blurred vision
Dry mouth, hoarse voice, unpleasant taste, cough
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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