Inspiolto Respimat (Known in the US as Stiolto Respimat)

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Inspiolto Respimat prescribed for?

Inspiolto Respimat, known as Stiolto Respimat is prescribed for managing and preventing symptoms related to ongoing lung diseases. This includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It helps control wheezing and shortness of breath, allowing you to stay active.

Inspiolto Respimat (Known in the US as Stiolto Respimat) Information

How to use Inspiolto Respimat

Prime the inhaler when you use it for the first time, or haven't used it for more than 3 days. To prime, point the inhaler away from your face and spray it towards the ground. This is to avoid getting the medicine in your eyes.

Inhale the medication through your mouth, just as your doctor instructed. Usually, take 2 puffs once a day, waiting at least 1 minute between each puff.

If you are using other inhalers too, make sure to wait at least one minute between using each one.

Use this medication regularly at the same time every day to get the most benefit from it. Don't use it more than once a day.

Don't change your dosage, use the medication more often, or stop using it without talking to your doctor first. Using it differently won't make you feel better faster, and it could increase the risk of side effects.

Your doctor may tell you to stop using short acting drugs regularly. You may use it as needed for sudden troubled breathing Check with your doctor for details.

Read the leaflet and instructions from your pharmacist before using the medication or getting a refill. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Inform your doctor if your condition doesn't improve or gets worse. Do not take more doses as you will not receive any benefit and there is risk of adverse effects.

Store at room temperature when not in use.

Inspiolto Respimat drug interactions

The list provided below includes drugs that are recognized to interact with Inspiolto Respimat. However, it is important to note that this is not an exhaustive compilation of all potential drug interactions.

  • Scopolamine
  • Glucagon
  • Modafinil
  • Long-Acting Beta 2 Agonists (E.g., Indacaterol, Salmeterol)
  • Disopyramide
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants (E.g., Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Trimipramine)
  • Quinidine
  • Domperidone
  • Botulinum Toxin
  • Macrolide Antibiotics (E.g., Clarithromycin, Erythromycin)
  • Cannabis
  • Beta 2 Agonists (E.g., Salbutamol, Formoterol, Terbutaline)
  • Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors (E.g., Donepezil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine)
  • Buprenorphine
  • Orphenadrine
  • Ozanimod
  • Vandetanib
  • Flavoxate
  • Metoclopramide
  • Amantadine
  • Antihistamines (E.g., Cetirizine, Doxylamine, Diphenhydramine, Hydroxyzine, Loratadine)
  • Umeclidinium
  • Belladonna
  • Diuretics (Water Pills; E.g., Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Clidinium
  • Mirabegron
  • Amphetamines (E.g., Dextroamphetamine, Lisdexamfetamine)
  • Aclidinium
  • Betahistine
  • Solifenacin
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Ketotifen
  • Decongestant Eye Drops and Nose Sprays (E.g., Naphazoline, Oxymetazoline, Xylometazoline)
  • Nitroglycerin

To stay safe and avoid problems, inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently using. This includes both prescribed medications and over-the-counter products. They will assess the potential interaction and determine whether it is beneficial to use both drugs together. If not, adjustments need to be made to your treatment plan.

Common Side effects of Inspiolto Respimat?

Few known side effects of Inspiolto Respimat (Fluticasone). Please note that this is not a complete list of all possible side effects of Inspiolto Respimat.

  • dry skin
  • inflammation or pain of the gums, tongue, mouth, or throat
  • muscle pain or spasms
  • nosebleeds
  • trouble sleeping
  • difficulty swallowing
  • rash
  • cough
  • heartburn
  • dry mouth
  • weakness
  • hoarseness
  • cold symptoms (e.g., runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat)
  • swollen and painful joints
  • back pain
  • feeling tired
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • eye pain

If you experience severe side effects while taking this medicine, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention from your doctor.

Please inform your doctor about any side effects you experience. If you find these side effects difficult to manage, contact your doctor for medical advice.

What is the recommended dosage of Inspiolto Respimat?

The recommended dosage of Inspiolto Respimat is typically one inhalation (two puffs) once daily. However, it's crucial to follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare professional or the medication's packaging. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist for the correct dosage tailored to your individual needs and medical condition.

Inspiolto Respimat (Known in the US as Stiolto Respimat) FAQs

Inspiolto Respimat cost in Canada?

Inspiolto Respimat 2.5mcg/2.5mcg cost in Canada

- 60 puffs - $105.00 USD ($1.75 per puffs)

- 120 puffs - $199.50 USD ($1.66 per puffs)

- 180 puffs - $274.05 USD ($1.52 per puffs)

How long does it take for Inspiolto Respimat to start working?

The Inspiolto Respimat typically starts working within a few minutes after the first dose. However, it may take up to several days of regular use to experience its full effects in managing respiratory symptoms. It's essential to follow the prescribed dosing and usage instructions provided by your healthcare professional to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns or questions about the medication's effectiveness, it's best to consult your healthcare provider.

Can children use Inspiolto Respimat?

No, children cannot use Inspiolto Respimat. It is not recommended for use in children.

How long does a single dose of Inspiolto Respimat last?

A single dose of Inspiolto Respimat typically lasts for 24 hours.

Is Inspiolto Respimat available over-the-counter, or do I need a prescription?

Inspiolto Respimat is not available over-the-counter. To obtain Inspiolto Respimat, a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare professional is required.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.