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Spiriva HandiHaler Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Spiriva is used for the long-term, once-a-day treatment of bronchial spasms that are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Spiriva opens up narrow air passages, allowing more oxygen to reach the lungs.

Spiriva HandiHaler Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is the inhalation of the contents of one capsule, taken once a day, with the HandiHaler device.
  • Spiriva has not been studied in children.

Uses of Spiriva HandiHaler

  • It is used to treats bronchial spasms that are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Spiriva HandiHaler

Before taken Spiriva HandiHaler medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Spiriva HandiHaler. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Nose bleeds
  • Rash
  • Sinus infection
  • Urinary tract infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Spiriva HandiHaler :

  • If you have an allergic reaction or you start wheezing, then you should stop using Spiriva and contact your doctor.
  • You should be used Spiriva HandiHaler cautiously if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or obstruction in the neck of the bladder.
  • You should also tell your doctor if you have kidney problems.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Spiriva HandiHaler with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Spiriva HandiHaler with other anticholinergic drugs, such as Atrovent, has not been studied and is not recommended.


After taken Spiriva HandiHaler if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Spiriva HandiHaler overdose include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or memory problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Glaucoma
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Severe constipation
  • Urinary difficulty

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