What is the difference between Spiriva and SPIRIVA RESPIMAT?

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT contains the same medicine as SPIRIVA HandiHaler (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder), but delivers it in a soft mist that eases the effort to inhale the medicine your doctor prescribed.


A variety of inhalation devices have been used to deliver aerosol medication to patients in the treatment of those diseases. Soft Mist Inhalers (SMIs, for example, the Spiriva Respimat) are a new generation of propellant-free inhalers.

Can SPIRIVA RESPIMAT make breathing worse?

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can cause your breathing to suddenly get worse (bronchospasm). If this happens, use your rescue inhaler, stop taking SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, and call your doctor right away or seek emergency medical care.

Does SPIRIVA RESPIMAT have steroids in it?

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT is steroid-free and works differently from other treatment options to open airways to help people breathe better. In its comprehensive clinical trial program, SPIRIVA RESPIMAT demonstrated proven efficacy and safety for patients age 6 and older.

Can I take Spiriva and albuterol together?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between albuterol and Spiriva. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

How long does SPIRIVA RESPIMAT take to work?

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT works by relaxing the tiny muscles in your airways, helping to get them open and keep them open for a full 24 hours. Keep in mind, it may take up to 4 to 8 weeks of treatment with SPIRIVA RESPIMAT for your breathing to improve.

How do you inhale SPIRIVA RESPIMAT?

Hold the HandiHaler® base, put the mouthpiece between your lips, and close your lips around the mouthpiece. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your mouth as you can hear or feel the Spiriva® capsule vibrate. Do not breathe through your nose. Hold your breath and remove the mouthpiece from your mouth.

How do you inhale Spiriva?

Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece. BREATHE IN slowly and deeply, but strongly enough to make the capsule inside the HandiHaler vibrate. You will hear the vibrations. When your lungs are full, hold your breath.

Can you take Spiriva and albuterol at the same time?

Is Spiriva good for your lungs?

Adding SPIRIVA RESPIMAT can help you breathe better than with your current maintenance therapy alone. So, air gets to where it needs to go—your lungs—for better breathing day after day.

Which is better Spiriva or albuterol?

Spiriva (Tiotropium) Makes it easier to breathe. ProAir HFA (albuterol) acts quickly to stop asthma attacks and help you breathe easier. However, it is not used for long-term treatment and prevention of asthma since its effects don’t last long.

What is Spiriva Respimat used for?

What is Spiriva Respimat? Spiriva Respimat is a bronchodilator that is used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways in the lungs) in adults with COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ), including bronchitis and emphysema. Spiriva Respimat is also used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Are there any risks in taking Spiriva Respimat or Spira handihaler?

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are not rescue medicines and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT or SPIRIVA HANDIHALER can cause allergic reactions.

Is it safe to use Spiriva spray?

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 2.5 mcg, and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER are long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance medicines used to control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by relaxing your airways and keeping them open.

What is Respimat aerosol?

Spiriva Respimat aerosol is a cartridge that is inserted into a special inhaler device (Spiriva Respimat). Turning the base of the Respimat device until it clicks will release the medicine into the inhaler chamber.