Please describe the medication: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

An inhaled COPD med. That is an anti-cholinergic drug used once daily in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
For COPD. Spiriva® handihaler (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) is a prescription medicine used once each day (a maintenance medicine) to control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by relaxing your airways and keeping them open. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.

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What is the definition or description of: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

COPD inhaler. There are several classes of medicines to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Everybody knows about inhaled steroids and puffer/nebulized albuterol, but some newer agents have come out in recent years. Spiriva is a once daily anti-muscarinic (anti-cholinergic) which can be added to existing treatments for smoke-damaged lungs. The effect can be enough to allow you to stop oxygen! Read more...
Medication for COPD. It is a once a day inhaler for copd, lung has 2 main bronchodilator receptors: adrenergic & cholinergic. Spiriva works in the cholinergic side alsp causes decrease secretions & probable anti inflammatory efect but mild per some studies. It helps breath better a great advantage is no significant cardiovascular problems. Read more...

My mother has been prescribed spiriva handihaler, (tiotropium bromide) the doctor wants her to split it in two. And do it twice a day... Is that possible

Never . Never heard of any doctor prescribing spirit this way. The only way that is fda approved in once a day everyday besides remember it is a capsule that is punctured within the disk before inhaling, how can any one split the capsule and divide powder into 2 halves to take it twice a day. Read more...