Medication Class: Anticholinergic
Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim
Approval Date: January 2004
What is Spiriva and how does it work (MOA)
Spiriva is a long acting respiratory agent. Its mechanism of action (MOA) is opening airways by blocking anticholinergic receptors on smooth muscle of bronchioles, leading to dilation of bronchioles.
What is Spiriva used for (indication)
How effective is Spiriva
What are interesting facts about Spiriva
What is the dose Spiriva and how is it administered
Two oral inhalations of 1 capsule (18 mcg) daily. A HandiHaler inhalation device is used for administering Spiriva.
What are the side effects of Spiriva
Common: Dry mouth, upper respiratory infection, sore throat, runny nose, stomach upset or pain, constipation, vomiting, nose bleed, urinary retention, candidiasis (fungal infection), chest pain, blurred vision.
Serious: Glaucoma, paralytic ileus, bronchospasm, increased intraocular pressure, allergic reactions (swelling of mouth, throat, tongue, itching, rash).
Spiriva drug interactions
What is the cost of Spiriva
$12-$14 per capsule
How to obtain prescription assistance for Spiriva
References: Spiriva FDA Prescribing Information.
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.
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