SPIRIVA Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (54 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR SPIRIVACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 3  Copd Horrible bloating in stomach & weight gain. Excessive mucus production & increase in coughing. Altered thyroid levels. Like the medication.... was on the handihaler years ago but think the same thing happened then. Went off for a couple of years now on this one & happening again. Funny that all the weight gain & bloating comments are from women....only happens to us or men don't care (pay attention)? F 49 4 months
2.5 mcg re 1X D
8/31/2021
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 4  COPD Weight gain. It's been terrible. The doc who prescribed it recommended I lose weight. Ugh. I need something else Let prescribing folks know more about weight gain. F 61 7 months
2.5 mcg 1X D
8/8/2021
 1  Asthma Hives dry skin ezema red eye halos blurry vision High blood pressure sleep interrupted by constant need to pee. One big hive on cheek. Did not help with asthma as much as all that still coughing a lot . Side effects got worse over time . Esp skin, and high blood pressure. F 60 10 months
30mg 1X D
3/26/2021
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 1  Copd Horrible dry eyes and sinuses... eyes became unbearable with pain Would never recommend F 66 14 days
2 puffs 1X D
2/21/2021
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 1  Asthma/COPD Stomach/bowel problems, chest discomfort, heart burn, dizziness, U.T.I, blurry vision, eye flashes, very itchy skin, breathing problems. This medicine is making me miserable, I've never felt so unhealthy. No benefits, expensive and the side effects all amount to a very negative experience. I had an SP (Spontaneous Pneumothorax) this time last year and I was given this inhaler to prevent a reoccurrence but I just can't go on taking this medicine. M 42 12 months
2.5 1X D
2/19/2021
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 1  COPD Gradual loss of voice, sore throat. Some blurry vision. Stopped 2 days ago based on research of side effects. M 72 60 days
2.5 1X D
11/19/2020
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 1  Emphysema Stomach bloat .. I look about nine months pregnant - weight gain ( ten kilos in six weeks) .. varicose veins - joint & muscle pain - breathlessness It works well for lungs but side effects not worth it F 53 3 months
18 micrgra 1X D
10/4/2020
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 1  Copd Instant weight gain. Terrible fat stomach cant get rid of. Hoarse voice, couldnt read aloud to end of page, breathless. The hoarseness and breathlessness went away when I stopped the respimat but the FAT remains. F 55 4 months
1X D
9/18/2020
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 1  Copd The respimat is different then the handihaler. The respimat caused horrid weight gain, as others have said right away and continued. Profuse sweating during normal workout, heart palpitations, shortness of breath hoarseness. I feel so much better actually OFF this drug but I have mild copd and have no alternative meds. If u have copd worse I would not want to discourage you but for me it worsened things. How does anyone lose this horrid weight? And No its not associated with stopping smoking (I did that 15 years ago) its directly caused by the start of spiriva respimat and exactly bulged out my unrecognizable midsection. I just want to know if the spiriva caused a new medical condition and how to lose this weight as it it does not feel normal or respond to exercise or diet restriction. F 55 4 months
1X D
9/17/2020
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 2  Copd chest tightness cough. Still not breathing easily F 72 2 months
1X D
9/9/2020
 1  Copd Red eye, colourful flashes in eyes, halos, stomach problems, hives, chest pains, headaches, dry mouth, Would not recommend this drug to anyone. F 69 3 years
2.5 mic 1X D
9/8/2020
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 1  Copd Red eye, colourful flashes in eyes, halos, stomach problems, hives, chest pains, headaches, dry mouth, Would not recommend this drug to anyone. F 69 3 years
2.5 mic 1X D
9/8/2020
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 1  Asthma Abdominal bloating, increased mucus in throat, coughing worse, urinary retention. Feels like I am 7 months pregnant. Hardly eating at all because of the abdominal distention. Awful drug. F 65 14 days
1X D
8/10/2020
 1  Stomach problems phlegm terrible ab Made me miserable sick all the time F 66 2 days
1X D
7/25/2020
 1  For allergic asthma Weight gain.. bloated.. blurred vision.. kidney problems at times.. backache.. want to get off of it.. F 66 3 years
1.25 mcg
1/11/2020
 1  COPD Weight gain & bloating. After 2nd hospitalization, gained 19.8 lbs in 6 months time; water retention, constant U.T.I.'s, red, burning eyes, dizziness at times. Tried to cut back on food, but would still gain weight. One day, i ate nothing and the scale went up 1.5lbs. This is a horrible drug and to think that one has to pay an outrageous price for all the pain and suffering. Every tenth capsule is empty also! Just decided today that I am stopping this drug. I will continue with my Symbicort and my nebulizer; will also continue with my exercises and hope and pray for the best. I have had some stem cell therapy, which practically saved my life after my 2nd exacerbation (out of pocket-Medicare does not pay). I feel for all of you suffering as well. I think we must be guinea pigs for this company. A class action suit would be nice! F 71 2 years
18 mcg 1X D
9/28/2019
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 3  Asthma I've gained 24 lbs since taking it. My diet is very well controlled so I'm not overeating. In fact, I eat very little. All my weight gain is in my middle section. In fact, it looks and feels like I've got a round ball under my shirt. The last time I weighed this much was when I was 8 months pregnant, 30 years ago! Works great for my breathing though. I'm going to try to get off of it. Problem is, I like breathing. F 64 1 years
1.25mcg 2X D
7/18/2019
 1  Copd Sore throat, hoarseness, weight gain around middle., headache, insomnia Very expensive medication. In my opinion , it should be taken off the market due to side effects. F 72 15 days
1.25 2x/da
6/23/2019
 4  chronic bronchitis Forgetfullness, urinary sluggisness, fatigue, eyes blurry. Irritable. Brain fog. I felt like I was gaining weight, and stomach bloating. I am hoarse, but I have sinus issues as well. Helped with breathing and bronchial congestion. I inhaled all in one puff, easy to use gadget. Not sure I could take long term. F 72 26 days
18 mcg 1X D
5/15/2019
 4  Copd Gained weight especially around the middle. Dry mouth, throat. Helps with breathing. F 65 11 years
5/6/2019
  

SPIRIVA  (TIOTROPIUM BROMIDE MONOHYDRATE):  Tiotropium is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing, shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Tiotropium belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. If wheezing or sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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