What happens if you swallow Spiriva capsule?

What happens if you swallow Spiriva capsule?

Fortunately, Spiriva capsules are not harmful if swallowed, but the medicine does not work if taken this way. If you swallow a capsule that is intended to be inhaled, your symptoms may not improve or they may get worse.

What is in a Spiriva capsule?

Each capsule contains 22.5 microgram tiotropium bromide monohydrate equivalent to 18 microgram tiotropium. The delivered dose (the dose that leaves the mouthpiece of the HandiHaler® device) is 10 microgram tiotropium. Excipient with known effect: Each capsule contains 5.5 milligram of lactose (as monohydrate).

What should I do if I accidentally swallowed a Spiriva capsule?

I accidently swallowed a Spiriva capsule – should I do something to prevent possible problems? Active ingredient is tiotropium bromide – should be used with an inhaler, not ingested… You’re not the first person to do that. The problem with it is that it will do nothing for you that way. good answer as far as it goes.

What happens if you swallow a Tobi podhaler?

If you swallow a capsule that is intended to be inhaled, your symptoms may not improve or they may get worse. Foradil (formoterol fumarate) capsules and TOBI (tobramycin) Podhaler capsules are other examples of capsules containing medicine that is meant to be inhaled, not swallowed.

Which is an example of Medicine that should not be swallowed?

Foradil (formoterol fumarate) capsules and TOBI (tobramycin) Podhaler capsules are other examples of capsules containing medicine that is meant to be inhaled, not swallowed. SafeMedicationUse.ca has the following advice for preventing mistakes like this.

What should you do if you swallow a capsule?

If you or someone in your family accidently swallows one of these medicines instead of using it in an inhalation device, contact your pharmacist or another healthcare professional for advice. The consumer who made the mistake described in this newsletter was not the first person to swallow a capsule that was meant to be inhaled.