Healthdirect Australia is not responsible for the content and advertising on the external website you are now entering.
Active ingredients: tiotropium
What it is used for
SPIRIVA is indicated for the long term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm and dyspnoea associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SPIRIVA is indicated for the prevention of COPD exacerbations.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Inhalation.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from direct sunlight
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Light green, opaque hard gelatin capsules containing a white powder, with product code (TI 01) and company logo printed in black on the capsule.
Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient tiotropium
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
How to use HandiHaler - National Asthma Council Australia
Using your inhaler (puffer) properly is important when you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).This short video shows you h
Read more on National Asthma Council Australia website
Your asthma medicine - An Asthma Australia site
The key way asthma is managed is with inhaled medicines make sure you know what your medicine does and why you are taking it.
Read more on Asthma Australia website
COPD: treatment and management - myDr.com.au
Although COPD cannot be cured, there are measures that can be taken that should relieve symptoms, slow progression and prevent complications.
Read more on myDr website
Tiotropium for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | Cochrane
Tiotropium (Spiriva) is a bronchodilator drug that has been developed to open the airways in the lungs effectively with once daily dosing. The main aims of therapy in COPD are to reduce exacerbations and related hospitalisations, improve quality of life, and reduce the rate of decline in lung function. The evidence from the trials in the review indicates that, compared with a placebo and ipratropium, tiotropium does reduce exacerbations and related hospitalisations and improves quality of life and symptoms in people with moderately severe COPD, although the evidence with regards to decline in lung function is less clear. Tiotropium caused dry mouth. Compared with other commonly used drugs in COPD, such as long-acting beta agonists (including salmeterol), there is not enough evidence for us to draw reliable conclusions. In order to better understand the effects of this drug we need long-term studies (over several years), studies conducted in mild and severe COPD, and additional studies that measure outcomes in relation to other agents used in the treatment of this condition.
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website