Is Spiriva Respimat for COPD?
COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER also reduce the likelihood of flare-ups (COPD exacerbations). SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older.
Spiriva contains only one medicine, tiotoprium, which is a long-acting compound that opens up the tubes in the lung by relaxing the smooth muscles found in the respiratory tract. Inhaled steroids work directly in the lungs but there is the possibility of experiencing steroid side effects in the body.
- Budesonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Budesonide inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
- Dulera inhalers contain a combination of formoterol and mometasone. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing.< Mometasone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
- BREO ELLIPTA contains two active ingredients: fluticasone furoate and vilanterol trifenatate. Fluticasone furoate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, often simply called steroids. Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation. Corticosteroids also help to prevent attacks of asthma.
Updated: 2nd October 2019