tiotropium capsule - inhalation (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet and the product instructions provided by your pharmacist before you start using tiotropium and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Do not swallow these capsules by mouth. The contents of the capsule are inhaled using a special inhaler, usually once daily as directed. Inhale 2 times per capsule to make sure you inhale all of the drug. Do not breathe into the mouthpiece at any time. Do not use this more often than prescribed.It may take several days before full benefits occur. For best results, this medication must be taken regularly, as directed by your doctor.Rinse your mouth after using the inhaler to help prevent dryness and relieve throat irritation.Follow the directions on the instruction sheet provided with this medication to clean the inhaler at least once a month.This medication works best when the level in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by inhaling your daily dose at the same time each day.Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.If your condition persists or worsens, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, runny nose or irritated throat. If they persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat, difficulty urinating, white patches in your mouth, change in vaginal discharge.If the drug is accidentally sprayed in the eye, temporary blurring of vision or visual halos may occur. Contact your doctor immediately if these symptoms occur.Seek immediate medical attention in the unlikely event you have eye pain or see halos. These may be signs of narrow-angle glaucoma, a very serious condition that is a medical emergency.Rarely, inhaled medications may cause a worsening of breathing problems immediately after use. If this occurs, contact your doctor immediately.Tell your doctor immediately if this rare but very serious side effect occurs: severe stomach/abdominal pain.An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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