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What should I know about tiotropium powder?

Tiotropium (Spiriva HandiHaler) comes in a powder form that is contained in a small capsule. The medication is delivered through an inhaler. Use caution when placing the capsule of powder into the inhaler, and never swallow the capsule itself. If the capsule opens and the powder leaks, avoid touching it -- the powder can burn your eyes or cause blurred vision. Call your doctor if you get the powder in your eyes.

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