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Striverdi Respimat is an inhaler medication indicated for long-term maintenance treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is not used to treat acute episodes of COPD and sudden breathing emergencies.
Striverdi Respimat contains the active ingredient olodaterol, which belongs to a class of medications known as long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs). It works by binding to beta-2 receptors in the lungs, which causes the smooth muscles in the airways to relax and widens the airways. This allows for easier breathing and improves respiratory function.
Striverdi Respimat is available only in a 2.5 mcg dose with a prescription and it is administered using the Respimat inhaler device.
Use and Dosage
Striverdi Respimat should be inhaled by mouth once a day, at the same time each day.
To use Striverdi Respimat, follow these steps:
- Prior to first use, insert the Striverdi Respimat cartridge into the inhaler and prime the unit. When using the unit for the first time or if it has not been used for more than 3 days, spray it away from the face towards the ground to avoid getting the medication into your eyes.
- Inhale Striverdi Respimat by mouth once daily, at the same time each day. Wait at least 1 minute between each inhalation.
- If using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the uses of each medication. Do not use more than 2 inhalations of olodaterol a day.
- Using more of Striverdi Respimat or using it more often than prescribed may cause serious side effects.
Use Striverdi Respimat regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. If you have been using a quick-relief inhaler on a regular daily schedule, your doctor may direct you to stop this schedule and only use the quick-relief inhaler as needed for sudden shortness of breath. Consult your doctor for details.
Learn which inhalers you should use every day and which ones you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do if you have new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, waking up at night with trouble breathing, if you use your quick-relief inhaler more often, or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working well.
Common Side Effects of Striverdi Respimat (Olodaterol):
- Back pain
- Common cold
- Joint pain
- Upper respiratory tract infection (runny nose, sore throat)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Serious Side Effects of Striverdi Respimat (Olodaterol):
Forms and Strength
Striverdi Respimat (Olodaterol) is available in the following forms and strength:
Striverdi Respimat: Respimat Inhaler
- Life-threatening paradoxical bronchospasm can occur. Discontinue Striverdi Respimat immediately. Use with caution in patients with cardiovascular problems
- Monitor patients for signs of asthma-related death, COPD flare-ups, and worsening of COPD.
- Striverdi Respimat should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, seizures, high blood pressure, and severe hepatic impairment.
- It is unknown if Striverdi Respimat passes into breast milk, and the effects on the breastfed infant are unknown.
- As with any medication, allergic reactions are possible and medical attention should be sought immediately if any occur.
- Striverdi Respimat should not be used in patients with asthma without a long-term asthma control medication. It is not a rescue inhaler and is not meant to be used during an acute asthma attack.
- Use of Striverdi Respimat may cause changes in blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Blood sugar levels should be closely monitored in these patients.
- Striverdi Respimat should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment.
- Striverdi Respimat may interact with certain medications, such as beta-blockers and other sympathomimetics. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking before using Striverdi Respimat.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Striverdi Respimat suitable for children?
Striverdi Respimat is recommended for use in adults only. It is not known if it is safe or effective in children.
How should Striverdi Respimat be stored?
Striverdi Respimat should be stored at room temperature and away from heat and moisture. The inhaler should not be punctured or thrown into a fire, even if it appears to be empty.
How often should Striverdi Respimat be used?
Striverdi Respimat should be used once a day, at the same time each day. The usual dose is 2 puffs.
How long does it take for Striverdi Respimat to start working?
Striverdi Respimat starts working within 5 minutes of inhalation and can provide relief of COPD symptoms for up to 24 hours.
Is Striverdi Respimat a rescue inhaler?
No, Striverdi Respimat is not a rescue inhaler and is not meant to be used during an acute COPD attack.
It's important to purchase Striverdi Respimat from verified Canadian pharmacy.