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    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Spiriva with HandiHaler inhalation.

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    Condition: Bronchospasm Prevention with COPD
    11/18/2018 1:33:08 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Empty capsules at ten dollars a pop

    Condition: Bronchospasm Prevention with COPD
    4/10/2018 5:53:34 PM

    Reviewer: chazcee, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I agree that the delivery system sucks big time. The lack of the capsule rattling as it should in the Handihaler, I have found, is typically due to either (1) broken capsule pieces remaining in the device after use or (2), as others have pointed out, the entire top breaking off the capsule in the device. I did discover something that appears to make a difference. Of course, I check for stra ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bronchospasm Prevention with COPD
    3/6/2018 8:52:15 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Day 3 and experience extremely bad sore throat, cough, overly sore muscles lose of voice, dizzy eyes very tired thought it was bronchitis ....but more reading and days pass realize it's the spiriva. Will talk to doctor about other options...breathing was better but side effects horrible.

    Condition: Bronchospasm Prevention with COPD
    2/10/2018 11:04:26 AM

    Reviewer: chazcee, 65-74 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Drug is fine the delivery system SUCKS big time. In about 3 of every 10 doses the capsule does not rattle in the Handihaler after puncturing and inhaling which results in the medication not be delivered to the lungs effectively. I am very careful to open the hanidhaler completely before and after every use to check of stray capsule bits that might interfere with the "rattle" process. T ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Bronchospasm Prevention with COPD
    12/27/2017 12:51:09 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Spriva irritated my throat, dried me out, couldn't drink enough water, gave me a guttural cough, changed what I cough up from clear with tiny bubbles to very heavy, concentrated, and ugly in color. It took me over a month to finally get back to where I was before I took it.

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