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Brand name: Spiriva

Spiriva contains the active ingredient tiotropium bromide. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Spiriva is used by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to help make breathing easier.

Spiriva belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. Spiriva can improve your condition and help to prevent your symptoms from worsening.

Spiriva is available as powder in individual capsules. Spiriva needs to be inhaled through the mouth using a special device called HandiHaler. The capsules must not be swallowed or opened. Your doctor or pharmacist can show you how to use the device and inhale Spiriva properly.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tiotropium

Information for medicine and pack size:
Spiriva 18 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Light green, opaque hard gelatin capsules containing a white powder, with product code (TI 01) and company logo printed in black on the capsule.

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Dosage Form Inhalation, powder for
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
10, 30 & 60 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
150 & 300 capsules (Hospital pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from direct sunlight
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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