Stiolto Respimat

Drug List

Stiolto Respimat

Drug Name

Stiolto Respimat (Tiotropium Bromide and Olodaterol)

Manufactured By

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This product is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Controlling symptoms of breathing problems helps you stay active. This inhaler contains 2 medications: tiotropium and olodaterol. Both drugs work by relaxing the muscles around the airways in the lungs so they open up and make breathing easier. Tiotropium belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics, and olodaterol is a LABA medication). Both drugs are also known as bronchodilators.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions for priming the inhaler if you are using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for more than 3 days, or for more than 21 days. When priming the inhaler, make sure to spray toward the ground (away from your face) so that you do not get the medication in your eyes. Inhale this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 puffs once daily. Wait at least 1 minute between each inhalation. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least one minute between the use of each medication. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Use it at the same time each day. Do not use it more than one time each day.

Side Effects

Nervousness, shaking (tremor), or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: muscle cramps/weakness, increased thirst/urination, difficult/painful urination. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision). Rarely, this medication may cause sudden, severe wheezing/trouble breathing right after you use it. If this happens, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.