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How does one combat the spiriva side effect of trouble urinating?

How does one combat the spiriva side effect of trouble urinating?

Anticholinergic meds: Medications with an anticholinergic effect tend to relax the bladder and reduce the force of bladder contractions. This side effect should disappear when the drug is stopped. If the drug cannot be changed, there is some chance that this side effect will lessen with time. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Will spiriva show up in a urine test?

Will spiriva show up in a urine test?

Spiriva: This is an inhaled anticholinergic used chronically in patients with copd. It is predominantly excreted in the urine, and in fact patients with renal insufficiency need dose adjustments. There is no reason that it would not show up in urine if tested for, but why would anyone do this? ...Read more

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How often should I be using spiriva if i feel better?

How often should I be using spiriva if i feel better?

As prescribed: Spiriva is the reason you feel better. You have copd, which is not curable. Keep using it as prescribed until your doctor changes the prescription. ...Read more

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Is spiriva the best for copd?

Is spiriva the best for copd?

Effective drug: Spiriva is not necessarily the "best" because it is usual part of the regimen for many patients with copd. Spiriva has been shown to be very good at relieving a feature of COPD called "air trapping". That is patients on spirva can be shown to on average trap less air in the lung on pulmonary function testing. Air trapping correlates with shortness of breath, so this makes spiriva effective. ...Read more

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Is spiriva a form of steroids?

Is spiriva a form of steroids?

No: Spiriva contains no steroids. It is a medication which works to reduce the mucus production in the lungs and also helps to open up tight airways. It works by blocking certain receptors in the lungs (cholinergic receptors) which trigger these effects when activated. ...Read more

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Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

No: A the present time spiriva is only indicated for use in patients with copd. Based on how the medication works and what causes exercise-induced asthma, it is not likely that spiriva would give any significant relief to those symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamsa actually a cardiologist prescribed it for me. but i think spiriva is better cuz seretide is a glucocorticoid which is bad for the body.

Dr. Hamsa actually a cardiologist prescribed it for me. but i think spiriva is better cuz seretide is a glucocorticoid which is bad for the body.

Confused: Can you repeat your question as I am not clear what you are asking, but yes spirit is not a steroid, but usually not written by cardiologists as it is used for COPD. ...Read more

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