has chemical name
Tiotropium. It contains the chemical Tiotropium Bromide Monohydrate. Tiotropium
Bromide Monohydrate is used as a long-acting bronchodilator for the treatment of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This chemical opens the airways by
blocking action of the brain messenger chemical acetylcholine.
Spiriva is a blessing for patients who have difficulty breathing. The
active ingredient in
Spiriva is tiotropium bromide 18mcg intended for oral inhalation using the
Handihaler Device. The capsule or the dry powder is not for oral consumption,
but for inhalation.
Spiriva is known to
prevent attacks. It is advised to use
Spiriva inhaler properly, so that the medication gets into the lungs.
is a maintenance bronchodilator. It keeps narrowed airways open.
Spiriva have shown remarkable improvement in there breathing.
capsules are light green hard capsules, containing a white or yellowish white
powder. Spiriva has shelf life of
one and a half year.
However, the typical shelf life of an opened
Spiriva from capsule is 9 days.
Careful handling of
is necessary. It is advisable to clean the HandiHaler once a month.
Rinse the complete
Spiriva inhaler with warm water, and to dry the inhaler properly. It
takes 24 hours for it to dry completely.