Brand Spiriva 18 mcg
Spiriva is indicated for long term, once a day maintenance treatment for bronchospasm (wheezing or difficulty in breathing) that is associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The medication works by relaxing the muscles in your airways and enlarging the airways. This way more air can move in/out of your lungs, in turn helping you breathe better. The capsule contains dry powder that is inhaled through a Spiriva HandiHaler (an oral inhalation device).
Spiriva is only used to prevent bronchospasm attacks. Do not use it during an attack because it will not work quickly enough — use a fast-acting inhaler instead.