Tiotropium and Olodaterol
Generic Name: Tiotropium and Olodaterol (ty oh TRO pee um & oh loe DA ter ol)
Brand Name: Stiolto Respimat
- In people with asthma, long-acting puffers (inhalers) like tiotropium and olodaterol raise the chance of asthma-related deaths. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is not approved to treat asthma. Talk with your doctor.
Uses of Tiotropium and Olodaterol:
- It is used to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tiotropium and Olodaterol?
- If you have an allergy to this medicine or any part of tiotropium and olodaterol.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are taking or will be taking another drug like this one.
- If you have asthma.
- If you take other drugs called anticholinergics, like ipratropium or oxybutynin. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if any of your drugs are anticholinergic.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take tiotropium and olodaterol with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tiotropium and Olodaterol?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how tiotropium and olodaterol affects you.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), this medicine may sometimes raise blood sugar. Talk with your doctor about how to keep your blood sugar under control.
- Call your doctor right away if your breathing problems get worse, if your rescue inhaler does not work as well, or if you need to use your rescue inhaler more often.
- If tiotropium and olodaterol gets in the eyes, rinse with water right away. Call the doctor right away if this medicine gets in the eyes and blurred eyesight, worsened glaucoma, or eye pain happens.
- Do not take more of tiotropium and olodaterol or use it more often than you have been told. Deaths have happened when too much of this type of drug has been taken. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Tiotropium and Olodaterol) best taken?
Use tiotropium and olodaterol as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- For breathing in only by a puffer (inhaler) into the lungs.
- Keep out of your eyes.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep using this medicine as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Use tiotropium and olodaterol at the same time of day.
- Do not use more than 1 time a day.
- Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.
- Have your puffer (inhaler) use checked with your doctor at each visit. Read and follow facts on how to use the puffer. Make sure you use the puffer the right way.
- Before first use, put the cartridge into the puffer (inhaler).
- Prepare before first use or when puffer has not been used for more than 21 days. Spray towards the ground until mist is seen. Once the mist is seen, repeat 3 more times. If it has been more than 3 days since it has been used, spray once at the ground.
- If using more than 1 type of puffer (inhaler), ask the doctor which puffer to use first.
- Use new puffer (inhaler) with each refill.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- Do not take more than 1 dose of this medicine in the same day.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of low potassium levels like muscle pain or weakness, muscle cramps, or a heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Very bad headache.
- Very bad dizziness.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Seeing halos or bright colors around lights.
- Eye redness.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Pain when passing urine.
- Passing urine more often.
- Passing urine in a weak stream or drips.
- This medicine can cause very bad breathing problems right after you take a dose. Sometimes, this may be life-threatening. If you have trouble breathing, breathing that is worse, wheezing, or coughing after using tiotropium and olodaterol, use a rescue inhaler and get medical help right away.
What are some other side effects of Tiotropium and Olodaterol?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Back pain.
- Runny nose.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Tiotropium and Olodaterol?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- After putting together, throw away the puffer (inhaler) 3 months after first use or when the puffer (inhaler) locks.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take tiotropium and olodaterol or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to tiotropium and olodaterol. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
Review Date: December 6, 2017
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