Striverdi Respimat

1 What is Striverdi Respimat?

Brand: Striverdi Respimat

Generic: Olodaterol

Striverdi Respimat is an adrenergic bronchodilator used as a maintenance treatment for air flow blockage in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.

This drug is breathed in through the mouth to open up the bronchial tubes in the lungs.

This drug relieves a cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled to breathe by increasing the flow of air through the bronchial tubes. This drug requires a prescription.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Striverdi Respimat, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

Use of Striverdi Respimat is not recommended in children while safety and efficacy have not been established. Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of Striverdi Respimat.

Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding.

Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare professional if you have any other medical problems such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, low potassium levels in the blood, overactive thyroid, or seizures.

3 Proper Usage

To use Striverdi Respimat properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. This drug must be used with a special inhaler and usually comes with patient directions or a Medication Guide.

To prevent any side effects, take this drug exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Consult with your healthcare professional before you stop using this drug or any asthma drug, to reduce the chance of breathing problems.

It is recommended to use this drug at the same time each day. Check with your healthcare professional before you stop using this drug or other breathing drugs.

It is recommended to prime the inhaler if you are using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for 3 days or longer, as it may not deliver the right amount of drug with the first puff.

The inhaler and cartridge must be taken out of the carton before you use it for the first time. Using the inhaler for this drug with any other drug is not recommended.

The narrow end of the cartridge must be pushed into the inhaler at about 1/8 of an inch will remain visible when the cartridge is correctly inserted.

The clear base must not be turned before inserting the cartridge. The cartridge must not be removed once it has been inserted in the inhaler.

The yellow cap must be flipped until it snaps fully open. The clear base must be turned in the direction of the black arrows on the label until it clicks.

The inhaler must be primed before use by releasing 4 test sprays. Breathe out fully, trying to get as much air out of the lungs as possible to inhale this drug.

The mouthpiece must be placed fully into your mouth and your lips closed around it. Do not block the mouthpiece with your teeth or tongue.

While pressing down firmly and fully on the dose release button of the inhaler, breathe in through your mouth as deeply as you can until you have taken a full deep breath.

Repeat these steps for the next puff. Close the yellow cap after taking your drug. The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

Adults with COPD are advised to take two puffs once a day. Using more than 2 puffs every 24 hours is not recommended. Use in children is not recommended.

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose.

Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children.

Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Striverdi Respimat, there are some precautions you must take. Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug.

This drug is contraindicated for use with albuterol, isoproterenol, metaproterenol, pirbuterol, or terbutaline. Inform your healthcare professional if you are also using other drugs for your COPD.

This drug should not be used if you are having severe asthma or COPD attack, or if symptoms of asthma or COPD attack have already started.

Your healthcare professional may prescribe another drug for you to use in case of an acute COPD attack. Seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve after using this drug or if they become worse.

You may have a big decrease in your peak flow when measured by your healthcare professional if your short-acting inhaler is not working properly.

Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of paradoxical bronchospasm such as coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or wheezing after using this drug.

Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of hypokalemia such as convulsions, decreased urine, dry mouth, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, mood changes, muscle pain or cramps, nausea or vomiting, numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips, shortness of breath, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Check with your healthcare professional right away if you experience symptoms of angioedema such as rash, itching, a large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs, trouble breathing, or chest tightness while you are using this drug.

Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus problems, and herbal or vitamin supplements.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Striverdi Respimat. Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as:

  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • convulsions
  • the difficulty with breathing
  • fast, irregular, pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • hives
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased thirst or urination
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet or sex organs
  • muscle spasm or weakness
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips
  • sweating
  • swelling of the eyes, face or inside of the nose
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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