Striverdi

(Olodaterol Hydrochloride)
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  • 2.5mcg

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Striverdi Respimat 2.5mcg

Metered-Dose Inhaler
Prescription required. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United Kingdom.

What Striverdi is and what it is used for

Striverdi Respimat helps people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to breathe more easily. COPD is a long-term lung disease that causes shortness of breath and coughing. The term COPD is associated with the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema. As COPD is a long-term disease you should take this medicine every day and not only when you have breathing problems or other symptoms of COPD. Striverdi Respimat contains the active substance olodaterol which is a long-acting bronchodilator (long acting beta 2 agonist) that helps to open your airways and makes it easier to get air in and out of the lungs. Regular use of this medicine can also help you when you have on-going shortness of breath related to your disease, and will help to minimise the effects of the disease on your everyday life

How to take Striverdi

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Striverdi Respimat is for inhalation use only. Dosage The recommended dose is: Striverdi Respimat is effective for 24 hours so you will need to use this medicine only ONCE A DAY, if possible at the same time of the day. Each time you use it take TWO PUFFS. As COPD is a long-term disease take this medicine every day and not only when you experience breathing problems. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Use in children and adolescents There is no relevant use of this medicine in the paediatric population (under 18 years). Make sure that you know how to use your Striverdi Respimat inhaler properly. The instructions for use of the Striverdi Respimat inhaler are provided on the other side of this leaflet. If you take more Striverdi Respimat than you should You may be at a higher risk of experiencing a side effect such as chest pain, high or low blood pressure, faster or irregular heartbeat or feeling of heart beat, dizziness, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, anxiety, headache, shaking, dry mouth, muscle cramps, nausea, fatigue, malaise, low blood levels of potassium (which may cause symptoms of muscle spasm, muscle weakness or abnormal heart rhythm), high blood sugar, or too much acid in your blood (which may cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting, weakness, muscle cramps and more rapid breathing). If you forget to take Striverdi Respimat If you forget to inhale a dose, inhale just one dose at the usual time the next day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop using Striverdi Respimat Before you stop taking Striverdi Respimat, you should talk to your doctor or your pharmacist. If you stop taking Striverdi Respimat the signs and symptoms of COPD may worsen. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment:
•Immediate allergic reactions such as rash, nettle rash (urticaria), swelling of the mouth and face or sudden difficulties in breathing (angioneurotic oedema)
•Unexpected tightness of the chest, coughing or wheezing or breathlessness immediately after inhalation (bronchospasm) The side effects described below have been experienced by people taking this medicine and they are listed according to frequency as either uncommon or rare.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
•Nasopharyngitis (runny nose)
•Dizziness
•Rash

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
•Arthralgia (joint pain)
•Hypertension You may also experience side effects which are known to occur with certain medicines for breathing problems similar to this medicine (beta-adrenergic agents). These may be faster or irregular heartbeat or feeling of heart beat, chest pain, high or low blood pressure, shaking, headache, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, muscle cramps, fatigue, malaise, low blood levels of potassium (which may cause symptoms of muscle spasm, muscle weakness or abnormal heart rhythm), high blood sugar, or too much acid in your blood (which may cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting, weakness, muscle cramps and more rapid breathing).

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. United Kingdom Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store Ireland HPRA Pharmacovigilance Earlsfort Terrace, IRL – Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 6764971 Fax: +353 1 6762517 Website: www.hpra.ie e-mail: [email protected] Malta ADR Reporting Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal

How to Store Striverdi

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and on the inhaler label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Do not freeze. Striverdi Respimat inhaler should be discarded at the latest 3 months after first use. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

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