Tiotropium

Tiotropium is used for long term treatment of people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a lung disease that makes it harder to breathe over time.

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​What is this medication used for

Tiotropium is used for long term treatment of people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a lung disease that makes it harder to breathe over time.

Tiotropium works by opening up the airways and making it easier for air to move in and out of the lungs.

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Dosage and ​How to Use

  • Do not stop taking your medicines without checking with your doctors. 
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. 
  • Please refer to the information leaflet provided by the manufacturer on the correct use of your device.

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Side Effects, Precautio​ns, Contraindication

What are the possible side effects of the medicine?

Common side effects of tiotropium include:
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  • upper respiratory tract infection 
  • dry mouth 
  • inflammation of sinus, throat and nose 
  • non-specific chest pain 
  • urinary tract infection 
  • stomach discomfort

How do I know if I am aller​​​gic to this medicine?

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medicine immediately and see your doctor.

What precautions should I follo​w when taking the medicine?

Some dizziness and blurred vision may occur with the use of this medicine. Do be careful when you do activities such as driving or operating appliances or machinery.

Inform your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions before starting this medicine:
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  • Narrow-angle glaucoma 
  • Enlarged prostate 
  • Bladder neck obstruction 
  • Severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins

Inform your doctor if you develop the following symptoms

  • Difficulty in passing urine 
  • Eye pain, blurred vision, red eyes 
  • Bronchospasm (narrowing of your airways due to muscle contraction). You might experience shortness of breath, wheezing or chest tightness.

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Handling ​​​and Storage

  • Keep your medicines in the original container or packaging, tightly closed or sealed in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. 
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children. 
  • Throw away all expired medicines.


This article answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.


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