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Known as Spiolto in the UK
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Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray) is used for long-term maintenance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults.
Stiolto Respimat contains an anticholinergic, tiotropium bromide, and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist, olodaterol. These are medicines that help open up the muscles around your airways, allowing you to breathe better.
Stiolto Respimat should not be used for acute deterioration of COPD.
Stiolto Respimat should not be used to treat asthma.
Be sure to follow your Stiolto Respimat prescription's instructions. Reach out to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Stiolto Respimat is available in an inhalation spray. Each spray provides 2.5 mcg of tiotropium and 2.5 mcg of olodaterol.
The recommended dosage for Stiolto Respimat is to inhale two puffs by mouth once daily. Use at the same time each day.
The active ingredients in Stiolto Respimat are tiotropium bromide, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist.
The inactive ingredients include water for injection, benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, and hydrochloric acid.
Do not use Stiolto Respimat without an inhaled corticosteroid if you have asthma.
Do not use Stiolto Respimat if you have an allergy to tiotropium, ipratropium, olodaterol, or any ingredient in Stiolto Respimat.
Nasopharyngitis, cough, and back pain are the most common side effects associated with Stiolto Respimat; however, these are not all the side effects that can occur with its use. Contact your doctor immediately if worsening or continuous side effects occur.
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Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray), for oral inhalation use. Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2021.