From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Spiriva (also called SpirivaHandiHaler), is a prescription bronchodilator used to treat COPD. It helps relax the lungs and open the airways in patients who have conditions such as pneumonia and bronchitis. The medication is administered through an inhaler. Patients inhale the powder inside the capsule once daily.
Free Spiriva samples provide patients with free medication. Spiriva can cost almost $400 a month, and samples help patients save money as they try out the drug's effectiveness. Samples may be available through a patient's doctor or healthcare provider.
|Chemical name||Tiotropium oral inhalation|
|Manufactured by||Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticlas, Inc.|
|Brought to market||2004|
|Administration||Once daily by inhaler|
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Since the FDA approved Spiriva in 2004, the medication has been used as a maintenance treatment for COPD sufferers. It helps prevent symptoms such as breathing difficulties, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Spiriva lasts for 24 hours, and decreases flare ups associated with COPD. The medication, which is steroid-free, is the brand name for tiotropium oral inhalation. 
Patients who are prescribed Spiriva may experience adverse reactions. Some of the most common reactions are dry mouth, blurry vision, and dizziness. Patients taking Spiriva may also experience difficulty urinating.
How to Get Spiriva Samples
Spririva is a prescription medication, and free samples are only available through a patient's doctor or healthcare provider. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provides healthcare professionals with samples of some of its new and existing medications. Doctors may also be able to request Spiriva samples directly from Boehringer as well.
In addition to free samples, eligible patients are able to save on their Spiriva prescription through patient assistance programs from the Boehringer Ingelheim Care Foundation. These programs can help patients without insurance get free Spiriva or assist patients with Medicare Part D to receive discounted medication. In order to qualify, patients must be residents of the United States and meet certain income requirements.