Spiriva handihaler with powd cap should not be confused with Spirivia Respimat. Its totally different mechanisms!
Spiriva handihaler with powd cap 18 mcg (tiotropium) is a bronchodilator that relaxes airways and increases air flow to the lungs greatly.
Spiriva is used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways in the lungs) in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Simply the best !
Spiriva may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide, but that have to be up to each individual to decide.
A Spiriva capsule is for use only in the HandiHaler device. Do not take the capsule by mouth. Use only one capsule at a time!!