Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol)

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: February 2022 | Last updated: March 2022

Stiolto Respimat is a combination therapy for COPD. It contains the long-acting muscarinc agent (LAMA) or anticholinergic tiotropium and the long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) olodaterol.1

Stiolto Respimat is a long-term, maintenance treatment. It should not be used as a rescue medicine for treating sudden breathing problems.1

What are the ingredients in Stiolto Respimat?

The active ingredients in Stiolto Respimat are tiotropium bromide and olodaterol.1

How does Stiolto Respimat work?

The ingredients in Stiolto Respimat work together to manage COPD symptoms. Both help the muscles around the airways in the lungs stay relaxed. This helps prevent symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightening, and shortness of breath.1

What are the possible side effects of Stiolto Respimat?

The common side effects include:1

  • Cold symptoms
  • Cough
  • Back pain
  • Difficult and painful urination
  • Glaucoma (eye pain/redness, blurred vision, vision changes)
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Low potassium levels

These are not all the possible side effects of Stiolto Respimat. Talk to your doctor about what to expect or if you experience any changes that concern you during treatment with Stiolto Respimat.

Things to know about Stiolto Respimat

Stiolto Respimat should not be used to treat people with asthma.1

Before using Stiolto Respimat, tell your doctor if you have:1

  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Thyroid problems
  • Diabetes
  • Eye problems like glaucoma
  • Prostate or bladder problems

There is not enough data to know if Stiolto Respima is safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.1

While on Stiolto Respimat, other medicines containing LABA or anticholinergics should not be used. Certain medicines may interact with Stiolto Respimat and cause serious side effects.1

Before beginning treatment for COPD, tell your doctor about all your health conditions and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. This includes over-the-counter drugs.

For more information, read the full prescribing information of Stiolto Respimat.

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