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Review: Spiriva side effects

In this review, we analyze Spiriva side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Spiriva. The review is based on 50,004 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Spiriva

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,484 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Jan, 28, 2015: 50,004 people who reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dry MouthDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Lung Disorder (lung disease)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dry MouthDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)PneumoniaDrug IneffectivePneumoniaVisual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)Asthenia (weakness)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveVision BlurredCoughDrug IneffectiveRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
CoughVision BlurredConstipationDry MouthDry MouthPulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)Chest DiscomfortChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Vision BlurredCoughDry MouthVision BlurredVision BlurredNon-small Cell Lung Cancer (type of epithelial lung cancer)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Cough
DizzinessConstipationDrug IneffectivePneumoniaUrinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)PneumoniaDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)PneumoniaUrinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest DiscomfortUrinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)CoughFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Disease ProgressionPain
Chest PainDysuria (painful or difficult urination)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)AnxietyBlood Pressure IncreasedSkin IrritationDry Mouth
Rash (redness)Headache (pain in head)Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)ConstipationLung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)FearDizziness

Most common side effects by gender * :

Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PneumoniaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cough
Dry MouthDry Mouth
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Death
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Most common side effects by age * :

PneumoniaVomitingAsthmaAsthmaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Cardiac FailureHeadache (pain in head)CoughDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Accidental Drug Intake By ChildPre-eclampsia (high blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine of a pregnant woman)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Weight IncreasedPneumoniaPneumoniaPneumonia
Confusional StateOverdosePneumoniaHeadache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)CoughNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)DizzinessSuffocation FeelingAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)VomitingChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Dry Mouth
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)Chest PainPainDrug IneffectiveCoughCough
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Sleep DisorderDrug Exposure During PregnancyPainDiarrhoeaAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPharyngeal Haemorrhage (pharyngeal bleeding)Secretion DischargeDrug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)AsthmaHeadache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedAccidental ExposureBronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)Abdominal PainEmphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)DizzinessDizziness
AsthmaGastritis (inflammation of stomach)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)InjuryMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)AsthmaAsthenia (weakness)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I get flushed while exercising. It is only my face and looks like a sunburn. It goes away after 15-30 minutes after I finish exercising


  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Very blurred vision with light sensitivity. Made driving very difficult so quit driving while I was still on med. White objects looked dirty and spotty even though I knew they weren't. Have been off Spiriva for 4 days now... symptoms are gone.


  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • PSA suddenly rose from 7 to 17. No physical change of prostate.


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    I started Daliresp tab.and i began having a really bad rash in my private parts .. by the 3rd day i started having awful pain in my lower back with some light blood in my urin, now i have this severe pain and its as if i have a light perioud. i had a comple hysterectomy in 2003,due to overian cancer. i will call my pulmonaligist who put me on this medication on monday the 26th . but i am concern thats why i am asking ...
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    My question is : Does Spiriva contains gluten? I would like to know that
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    i had perfect vision and i used spiriva and now i have cataracts, had surgery on one eye now have to go back for my other eye ,
  • Dr. switched me from advair and spiriva to tudorza. shouldn't i still stay with advair
    Doc said drop Spiriva AND Advair and start exclusively on Tudorza.

    Wouldn't staying with Advair in addition to Tudorza be helpful?

    (Or would it decrease Tudorza's effectiveness?)

    I'm just finishing a 3-month bout with lung Pseudomonas infection. I'm regaining my strength, but still breath much more poorly upon (even minimal) exertion than before the Pseuomonas.

    Tudorza seems as equally effective as my Advair and Spiriva regimens did, but I still run out of breath much sooner than I did before the Pseudomonas hit.

    Will I ever regain my prior abilities? Should I combine ADVAIR with TUDORZA?


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