Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide)
What is Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) used for?
Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) is an inhalable medication used to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication operates by relaxing and widening the airways to allow easier and more comfortable breathing. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions as well. Note that this medication is only meant to prevent asthma attacks and should not be used in the event of an attack. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand in case such an event occurs.
How should I use Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide)?
Only use Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) as instructed by your prescribing doctor to get the safest and most effective results. It is normally administered two times each day at a dosage of one pre-measured capsule. Your particular dosage and application frequency will be based on your health condition, symptoms, and response to other treatments. Never deviate from these directions as misuse can lead to serious health problems.
To administer the doses, insert the capsule into your rotahaler and manipulate it until it is opened and the contents are released. Exhale deeply, put your mouth on the mouthpiece, and inhale sharply and deeply to draw the medication into your lungs. Another inhalation may be required to make sure the entire dosage is taken. Never exhale into the rotahaler as this may disperse the medication or destroy it. It is also suggested to take the doses at the same times each day to get the most efficient treatment by keeping a consistent level of medicine in the system at all times.
Attend regular medical chack-ups with your prescribing doctor to make sure you are experiencing the correct results from the medication. By observing your response to the medicine and your progress, your doctor can make the correct adjustments to the regimen. This may include altering your dosage or application frequency until the best effects are found. If you have any questions about the medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) include:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are blurry vision, chest pain, sores appearing in or around the mouth, urinary retention, painful urination, trouble breathing, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Tell your doctor about any worrying symptoms you experience to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) should not be used by patients who are under the age of eighteen, allergic to tiotropium, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have closed angle glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an irregular heartbeat, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tiova (Tiotropium Bromide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.