Braltus is an inhalation capsule medication which is used to treat people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
As we know very well, patients with asthma and other pulmonary diseases have great difficulty in breathing. Braltus helps improve and ease their breathing by opening up the airways. It is always useful in preventing exacerbations (worsening of the patient’s symptoms from time to time).
Braltus is known to start working immediately during an asthma attack. It starts showing its effect within 30 minutes of being administered, and the effect shall last for about a day.
Braltus capsules contain the active ingredient tiotropium (as bromide). It belongs to the group of medicines which are known as anticholinergics. These capsules are inhalation capsules which contain the medication in the form of dry powder. When a patient experiences difficulty in breathing, these capsules are inhaled via the Zonda inhaler. They help relax the airways and thereby ease the patient’s breathing.
You can safely purchase Braltus online at MedsNow after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
You must take the dry powder present in the Braltus capsules using their Zonda inhaler device. These capsules come in pre-metered doses and hence are very easy to use.
Make sure that you do not swallow the capsule, open them or place them directly inside the mouthpiece of the inhaler. Your consulting medical professional will demonstrate to you how to use the device, follow the instructions carefully.
Use the capsules within 60 days after you have opened the bottle.
The usual recommended dosage of Braltus is 1 capsule, inhaled once a day.
You should not use Braltus if:
if you are allergic to lactose or any other sugars
if you are allergic to the active ingredient tiotropium or any other ingredient of this medicine
if you are allergic to atropine or related substances e.g. oxitropium or ipratropium
if you have kidney problems or difficulty in passing urine
if you are suffering from narrow-angle glaucoma
if you have had any heart ailments in the last 6 months
Some common side effects of the medicine include:
dry or sore mouth
sore throat or gums
sore or swollen tongue
While Braltus is very effective for treating asthma, there are also a few things which you need to be careful of:
This is a maintenance medication for COPD, it should not be used for treating any sudden attacks of breathlessness or wheezing.
While inhaling the medicine, you may experience coughing, wheezing or tightness in the chest. In this case, you must use a reliever inhaler such as salbutamol for immediate relief.
Make sure that the inhaler powder does not enter your eyes as it can lead to a condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma.
No, Braltus is not a steroid.
Braltus is known to start working within 30 minutes after it is taken. Its effect shall last for about a day.
Braltus is an antimuscarinic bronchodilator which acts on chemical receptors in the airways of the lungs. It helps relax the muscles and increases the airflow.
There aren't any reports that suggest weight gain due to Braltus.
Braltus is an inhalation capsule which is supported by the Zonda inhaler.
Braltus helps maintain sustained airway patency for more than 24-hours. That's why it's known as a long-acting inhaler.
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