What is Tiotropium Bromide used for?
Tiotropium Bromide is an anticholinergic agent used to treat breathing difficulties and bronchial spasms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This oral inhalation drug opens up breathing passages, thereby allowing more oxygen to reach the lungs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Tiotropium Bromide?
The dosage of Tiotropium Bromide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Do not swallow Tiotropium Bromide Rotacaps by mouth. Use the inhalation medication at the same time each day.
What if you miss a dose of Tiotropium Bromide?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Tiotropium Bromide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Tiotropium Bromide?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Tiotropium Bromide, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Tiotropium Bromide?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Tiotropium Bromide.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Tiotropium Bromide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Tiotropium Bromide can interact with other anticholinergic drugs and antihistamines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Tiotropium Bromide?
Like other medicines, Tiotropium Bromide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Tiotropium Bromide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Tiotropium Bromide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Tiotropium Bromide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Tiotropium Bromide can cause side effects such as constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth, muscle pain, blurred vision, vomiting, and runny nose or irritated throat. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Tiotropium Bromide.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Tiotropium Bromide?
Is it possible for me to use Tiotropium Bromide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Tiotropium Bromide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Tiotropium Bromide?
How will Tiotropium Bromide work in my body?
How should Tiotropium Bromide be used?
How to reduce the risk of Tiotropium Bromide drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Tiotropium Bromide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.