Questions About TUDORZA

Who can take TUDORZA?
TUDORZA may be prescribed for adult patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

The safety and effectiveness of TUDORZA in pediatric patients have not been established. COPD does not normally occur in children.

Will I feel a difference in my breathing with TUDORZA?
Yes. TUDORZA can help you breathe easier, and you may even notice a difference in your breathing on the first day. However, it may take longer to feel the full effects. TUDORZA works over time when used every day by relaxing your airways and keeping them open.

Will I still need to use my rescue medicine?
Yes, you will still need to use your rescue medicine. TUDORZA may reduce how often you need to use a rescue medicine, but it doesn’t replace it. Using less rescue medicine may mean your COPD is better managed.

Is TUDORZA a steroid?
No, TUDORZA is not a steroid. It is a long-acting anticholinergic, which is a different class of medicine. TUDORZA is steroid-free.

Ask your doctor if TUDORZA is right for you. View the Doctor Discussion Guide.

Learn about possible side effects of TUDORZA   

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

TUDORZA™ PRESSAIR™ is a prescription medicine used long term, 2 times each day to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

TUDORZA is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What important information should I know about TUDORZA?

TUDORZA is not a rescue medication and does not relieve sudden breathing problems. Always have a rescue inhaler medicine with you to treat sudden symptoms.

What should I tell my doctor before using TUDORZA?

Before you use TUDORZA, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have eye problems (especially glaucoma), prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine. TUDORZA may make these problems worse. You should also let your doctor know if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines and eyedrops. Especially tell your doctor if you take anticholinergics (including tiotropium, ipratropium) and atropine.

Do not use TUDORZA more often than prescribed or take more medicine than prescribed for you.

Seek immediate medical help if your breathing problems worsen with TUDORZA, you need to use your rescue inhaler more often than usual, or your rescue inhaler does not work as well for you.

What are the possible side effects of TUDORZA?

TUDORZA can cause serious side effects. Stop taking TUDORZA and seek medical help right away if you experience:

  • Sudden shortness of breath immediately after use of TUDORZA
  • New or worsened symptoms of increased pressure in your eyes (acute narrow-angle glaucoma), which may include eye pain, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, seeing halos or bright colors around lights, or red eyes. Using only eyedrops to treat these symptoms may not work and if not treated, this could lead to permanent loss of vision
  • Symptoms of new or worsened urinary retention (difficult, painful, or frequent urination, or urination in a weak stream or drips)
  • Serious allergic reactions including rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue, and breathing problems

What are the most common side effects of TUDORZA?

The most common side effects of TUDORZA include headache, common cold symptoms, and cough. These are not all the possible side effects with TUDORZA.

Please also see the full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.