Tiova Inhaler (Cipla) 18 Mcg
Also known as: Spiriva
Active ingredient: Tiotropium bromide
Manufacturer : Cipla
Product Code: PR10300
What is this drug?
Tiova Inhaler is prescribed to treat bronchoconstriction associated with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is also used to relieve spasm of the airway in emphysema and bronchitis.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Tiova Inhaler contains Tiotropium as the active medicine. It is a bronchodilator belonging to the group of long acting anticholinergics. It has an anticholinergic effect and it antagonizes the action of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine causes spasm of the airway by interacting with the muscarinic receptors on the wall. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the bronchial wall from its antimuscarinic action.
Looking after your drug
Store it at temperatures between 150C – 300C. Keep it away from the reach of children.
How to take the medication?
The capsules are to be inhaled using an inhaler device called rotahaler. Keep the mouthpiece of the inhaler in the mouth and depress to release the medicine. Inhale deeply.
The usual dose is 1 capsule to be inhaled daily. Consult your doctor for your dose.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not swallow. Take precautions in case of glaucoma, bladder-neck obstruction; renal impairment. Use with caution in Pregnancy and lactation
Possible Side Effects
· Taste disturbances
· GI upset
· Flu like symptoms
· Dry mouth or throat
When Tiova Inhaler should not be used?
Hypersensitivity to the drug, acute bronchospasm, prostate or kidney problems
How long should you take Tiova Inhaler?
As long as prescribed.