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Can spiriva cause this increased coughing?

Can spiriva cause this increased coughing?

Possibly..: Any inhaled medicine can induce coughing as a side-effect, including spiriva. If the cough only occurs right after using the inhaler and is not bothersome, the inhaler can be continued. However, if the cough is bothersome, the inhaler can be switched to an alternate inhaler until one is found that you tolerate. See your doctor so this can be evaluated and a different inhaler tried, if necessary. ...Read more

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Can I use advair and spiriva together?

Can I use advair and spiriva together?

Yes: These medicines are often helpful if used together in the treatment of poorly-controlled copd. ...Read more

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Will Spiriva affect a methacholine test?

Will Spiriva affect a methacholine test?

The New Spiriva Test: Spiriva inhibits wheezing while the test is used to provoke it so, yes,the test will be affected.At that point maybe call it a "Spiriva Test" in that,if it resists the effects of the methacholine, then it would probably work for you! But,of course,that's not how the test is done.They'd want you off that med for a day or two before doing the test-and any other respiratory meds you take, if possible ...Read more

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My FEV1/FVC is 85.7% , and the dr is saying for me take spiriva why do i need to take it if my PFT resutl is normal? is it a must to take it !!?

My FEV1/FVC is 85.7% , and the dr is saying for me take spiriva why do i need to take it if my PFT resutl is normal? is it a must to take it !!?

Hard to Say: Only knowing your FEV1/FVC ratio does not give enough information to answer your question. Spiriva is typically used for COPD or emphysema or added to other medications for asthma. I would not ignore what your doctor told you and if you are unsure about using a medication you should always discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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