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What is Stiolto Respimat?

Stiolto Respimat is an inhaled medication, a combination of tiotropium and olodaterol, two different types of bronchodilator, that relax air passageways and make breathing easier. It is prescribed for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is supplied as a cartridge and an inhaler; the cartridge is placed in the inhaler for use. Each cartridge contains enough for either 28 or 60 inhalations. Stiolto Respimat is not intended for treatment of asthma, and in fact long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists like olodaterol have been linked to an increased risk of asthma-related death. Stiolto Respimat may have poor interactions with other drugs, among them MAO inhibitors, steroids, beta blockers, anticholinergics, and diuretics. This medication may cause cardiocascular problems, worsening of narrow-angle glaucoma or urinary retention, and side effects such as cough, back pain, and upper respiratory infection. 

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