Tudorza Pressair

1 What is Tudorza Pressair?

Brand: Tudorza Pressair

Generic: Aclidinium

Tudorza Pressair belongs to a group of drugs called bronchodilators, which makes the working of this class much more obvious, and dilates the bronchial tubes in the lungs.

It is a prescription drug available in the form of an aerosol powder which is breathed through the mouth allowing direct access to the bronchi. The bronchi are dilated in response and allow easy air flow through them.

This drug is used to relieve the spasm of bronchus in chronic conditions like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Tudorza Pressair, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. The patient is the authoritative figure when it comes to any medical procedure or any drug therapy.

It is important for the patient to know all the details about the drug and then start using it. Doctor also has a duty to bring out answers from the patient which play an important role in treatment like history, any allergy or any medical condition the patient has.

For this purpose, it is important to have a detailed session between patient and the physician before starting this drug to sort out all the details. A detailed history of a patient is extremely important prior to any medical therapy and in this case, it is more likely that a drug is started after it.

Allergies or any history of allergy to any drug, food, preservatives, dyes or animal products; history of drug usage, past medical or surgical procedure should also be kept in the record to predict any drug interaction.

Physical examination should be done before starting this drug so that any physiological or pathological condition by which this drug may interfere may be ruled out.

The age-specific analysis is vital to have information about side effects of different age groups. There are not enough studies in children and older age patients to prove safety and efficacy of this drug in them.

There is also a lack of considerable research in pregnant and breastfeeding women to say that there is any different effect or harm expected in these in comparison to young adults. Drug interactions are the effects of the therapy or the condition for which the drug is used by other drugs used concomitantly.

It is necessary that no drug be started without consulting a physician as another drug may cause an alteration in the effect of a drug or its removal from the body.

The patient should not start any new medication, even over the counter drugs, without consulting the physician to avoid such interactions.

There are certain drugs which are used along aclidinium which may result in interaction and doctor may change the dose of one or the other. Such drugs include donepezil and bupropion.

The patient should also ask about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and certain foods on drug usage. Medical conditions, other than the condition for which this drug is used, may also affect the working of the drug and cause harm.

It is important for the patient to give detailed history, and important for the doctor to derive such details from the patient to avoid such circumstances.

The conditions which may interact with this drug include allergy to atropine or milk proteins, difficulty in micturition, enlarged prostate, glaucoma and narrow-angle or urinary bladder blockage.

3 Proper Usage

In using Tudorza Pressair, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. It is a prescription drug available in the form of the inhaler in an easy to use container. The inhaler is wrapped in a pouch.

Open the mouthpiece and put it in the oral cavity with lips pursed on its upper and lower border. Press the green button as much as the color in the window turns from green to red.

Allow the drug to be released in the mouth till you hear a click which shows that complete dose has been given. Do not take more than or less than what the doctor has prescribed for optimum effects. If any dose is missed, skip it and move to the next dose.

4 Precautions to Take

Precautions are the part and parcel of any treatment and patient must adhere to these to improve the outcome.

It is the duty of the doctor or any medical care provider to make the patient aware of these tips as an aid to the therapy.

  • Regular checkup is necessary to look for the progress of the treatment.
  • If the symptoms do not improve much, consult your doctor again.
  • Acute attack of bronchospasm is not relieved by this medication.
  • Paradoxical bronchospasm may occur with this drug. Stop its use and get medical help if this happens.
  • Consult your doctor if there are any changes in vision or any eye problem.
  • Life-threatening allergic reactions may occur due to this medication. Get emergency medical help in such condition.
  • Do not start any other drug, prescription or non-prescription, without consulting your physician
  • Store it in a dry place at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children.

5 Potential Side Effects

Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Tudorza Pressair to avoid unwanted potential side effects. There is no drug in the world which is without its unwanted effects.

Some drugs are relatively safe for use while for some drug, the patient should be cautious as these drugs may cause more harm than good.

The patient should always get medical help in case of any adverse effect, no matter how much trivial it is. As this drug does not pass through internal systems and reaches target organ directly, there is much-limited side effects profile.

Some of the effects of this drug include a decrease in the frequency and volume of urine, difficulty in passing urine, eye pain, blurred vision and painful urination.