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How do I use tiotropium?

You use tiotropium (Spiriva HandiHaler) by inserting a capsule into a specially designed inhaler, which delivers a medicated powder directly to the lungs.

If you are taking tiotropium, never swallow the capsule itself, and inhale only the prescribed amount. This medication is used once a day, either in the morning or at night.

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