What is Tiotropium 18mcg (Spiriva Generic)?
Tiova® Rotacaps contain a medication called Tiotropium Bromide. Tiotropium Bromide is a drug that belongs to anticholinergic medications. This is an inhalation medication that can relax the bronchioles’ muscles after the inhalation. Inhalation of Tiova Rotacaps can relieve the symptoms of COPD.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] is a chronic lung condition, and it is a progressive condition. The combination of emphysema and regular bronchitis results in COPD. Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, tightening of the chest, and breathing difficulties are the typical clinical features of COPD. The effects of the drug can be experienced within 30miniutes after inhalation. The airways become relaxed and open. The maximum drug effect can be obtained after three days of consumption.
This product is recommended only to use as an inhaler. The relevant dosage will be decided by the physician depending on your condition and presentation. So the physician will prescribe the minimum dose that you require to get rid of the symptoms.
Tiotropium Bromide is an inhalation anticholinergic medication that can block the respiratory system’s cholinergic receptors. So this helps in preventing bronchospasms. When the cholinergic receptors get activated, they create spasms within bronchioles. So the airways become narrowed. Anticholinergic drugs can block the cholinergic pathway and result in preventing spasms. Tiova Rotacaps are recommended to use regularly as a maintenance medication. Other than that, the product can prevent exacerbations of COPD.
Side effects of Spiriva Generic Tiotropium 18mcg
Same as all other inhalers, Tiova Rotacaps may also course few side effects. But the patients get used to these changes with time. But there are cases reported with severe side effects. In such instances, immediate medical consultation is necessary. Hypersensitivity to the medication can Couse severe side effects such as. The patient presented with hives and red skin patches. Breathing difficulties due to the swelling of the bronchial tree, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, and throat. Dry mouth and constipation are two common side effects of anticholinergic medications.
How to use Spiriva Generic Tiotropium 18mcg
Tiova Rotacaps are only for inhalations. Do not swallow the rotacaps. Insert the capsule into the rotahaler. Then seal the mouthpiece in between the lips. Make sure that you hear a click sound after the rotation of the mouthpiece. Breathe in via the mouthpiece and hold your breath for a few seconds. Do the same until the powder enters the respiratory track completely. Gargle the mouth and the throat with water.
Precautions: If you get pregnant, consult advice from the physician before continuing the inhalers. Because the medication may be harmful when it is combined with other risk factors. Tiotropium Bromide can travel to the baby with breast milk. So this can lead to serious side effects for the baby. So consult your physician and discuss changing the type of the inhaler.
Anticholinergic medications can create drowsiness and vision impairments. So avoid driving and avoid machine usage after using the inhaler. If you are diagnosed as a kidney patient, notify the physician, as the drug can worsen the kidney disease. Avoid using the Tiova Rotacaps if you are allergic to Tiotropium Bromide. Be cautious if you are a heart patient.
Medical conditions like glaucoma, benign prostate hyperplasia, and milk intolerance can worsen with an anticholinergic. So be cautious if you suffer from any of the above.
Never double the dose. In any case, if you miss one dose. Take the dose whenever you remember. But if the time is too close to your next dose, you can skip the missed dose if you are not uncomfortable. If not, take the dose and miss the next dose.