Don't ask your patients with damaged lungs to work harder than they need to

STIOLTO RESPIMAT improved lung function within 5 minutes of their first dose—helping even your most difficult patients breathe better for a full 24 hours.1

STIOLTO RESPIMAT is NOT a rescue medication and does NOT replace fast-acting inhalers to treat acute symptoms.

Remember to tell your patients
1 dose = 2 puffs once daily 1

Do not use more than 2 puffs every 24 hours.

The RESPIMAT inhaler was designed with damaged lungs in mind2

Many COPD patients struggle to breathe in their medication. And it’s not just your most severe patients, either. According to one study, 60% of patients with mild COPD were unable to achieve the required peak inspiratory flow rate of 60 L/min required for optimal use of many dry powder inhalers (DPIs). The RESPIMAT inhaler is designed for improved drug delivery in patients with compromised inspiratory ability.2-9

STIOLTO RESPIMAT works
well
in lungs that don't1

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How to Use
STIOLTO RESPIMAT

When your patients first receive the STIOLTO RESPIMAT inhaler, they will need to prepare it for use.1 Follow along with this helpful video. Additionally, by simply including "Please assemble and prime" on all prescriptions, pharmacists prepare the RESPIMAT inhaler for first use.

Please see full Instructions for Use for additional details on preparing and priming the inhaler, and how to use the inhaler for daily dosing.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

WARNING: ASTHMA‑RELATED DEATH

Long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonists (LABA) such as olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT, increase the risk of asthma‑related death. Data from a large, placebo‑controlled US study that compared the safety of another long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) with placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma‑related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of all LABA, including olodaterol, one of the active ingredients in STIOLTO RESPIMAT. The safety and efficacy of STIOLTO RESPIMAT in patients with asthma have not been established. STIOLTO RESPIMAT is not indicated for the treatment of asthma.

CONTRAINDICATION

All LABA are contraindicated in patients with asthma without use of a long‑term asthma control medication. STIOLTO is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to tiotropium, ipratropium (atropine derivatives), olodaterol, or any component of this product.

In clinical trials and postmarketing experience with tiotropium, immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), itching, or rash have been reported. Hypersensitivity reactions were also reported in clinical trials with STIOLTO.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

STIOLTO should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating COPD, which may be a life‑threatening condition, or used as rescue therapy for acute symptoms. Acute symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short‑acting beta2‑agonist. Patients who have been taking inhaled, short‑acting beta2‑agonists on a regular basis should discontinue the regular use of these drugs and use them only for acute respiratory symptoms.

STIOLTO should not be used more often or at higher doses than recommended, or in conjunction with other LABA as an overdose may result.

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, or itching may occur after administration of STIOLTO. If such a reaction occurs, discontinue therapy with STIOLTO and consider alternative treatments. Patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to atropine or its derivatives should be closely monitored for similar hypersensitivity reactions to STIOLTO.

If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, STIOLTO should be discontinued immediately.

STIOLTO can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients, as measured by increases in pulse rate, systolic or diastolic blood pressure, and/or symptoms. If such effects occur, STIOLTO may need to be discontinued.

Use caution in patients with convulsive disorders, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis, in patients with known or suspected prolongation of the QT interval, and in patients who are unusually responsive to sympathomimetic amines.

Use with caution in patients with narrow‑angle glaucoma. Instruct patients to contact a physician immediately if signs or symptoms of acute narrow‑angle glaucoma develop (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema).

Use with caution in patients with urinary retention, which can be associated with symptoms like difficulty passing urine and painful urination in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder‑neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min) treated with STIOLTO should be monitored closely for anticholinergic side effects.

Be alert to hypokalemia, which has the potential to produce adverse cardiovascular effects. Be alert to hyperglycemia.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions with STIOLTO (>3% incidence and higher than any of the comparators — tiotropium and/or olodaterol) were: nasopharyngitis, 12.4% (11.7%/12.6%), cough, 3.9% (4.4%/3.0%), and back pain, 3.6% (1.8%/3.4%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Use caution if administering adrenergic drugs because sympathetic effects of olodaterol may be potentiated.
  • Concomitant treatment with xanthine derivatives, steroids, or diuretics may potentiate any hypokalemic effect of olodaterol.
  • Beta agonists, such as olodaterol, can acutely worsen the ECG changes and/or hypokalemia that may result from administration of non‑potassium sparing diuretics. The action of adrenergic agents on the cardiovascular system may be potentiated by monoamine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants or other drugs known to prolong the QTc interval. Therefore beta‑agonists should be used with extreme caution in patients being treated with these drugs. Drugs that prolong the QTc interval may be associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Beta‑blockers should be used with caution as they can inhibit the therapeutic effect of beta agonists which may produce severe bronchospasms in patients with COPD. However, under certain circumstances, e.g. as prophylaxis after myocardial infarction, there may be no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta‑blockers in patients with COPD. In this setting, cardio selective beta‑blockers could be considered, although they should be administered with caution.
  • Avoid co‑administration of STIOLTO with other anticholinergic‑containing drugs as this may lead to an increase in anticholinergic adverse effects.

STIOLTO is for oral inhalation only. The STIOLTO cartridge is only intended for use with the STIOLTO RESPIMAT inhaler.

Inform patients not to spray STIOLTO into the eyes.

INDICATION for STIOLTO RESPIMAT

Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is a combination of tiotropium, an anticholinergic, and olodaterol, a long‑acting beta2‑adrenergic agonist (LABA), indicated for the long‑term, once‑daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Important Limitations of Use

STIOLTO is NOT indicated to treat acute deterioration of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma.

CL-STO-0043 6.23.2016

Please see full Prescribing Information, including boxed WARNING, Medication Guide, and Instructions for Use.

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