(aclidinium bromide inhalation powder)

How to use the TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler

You can learn how to use the TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler by following the steps below. You can also watch the TUDORZA PRESSAIR video.


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TUDORZA PRESSAIR – Ready Before Inhalation

1. READY before inhalation

  • PRESS and RELEASE the green button
  • READY: Check the colored control window. GREEN means the medicine is ready for inhalation
  • Before you put the inhaler in your mouth, breathe out completely. Do not breathe out into the inhaler. Then place your lips tightly around the mouthpiece
TUDORZA PRESSAIR – Click During Inhalation

2. CLICK during inhalation

  • INHALE quickly and deeply
  • A CLICK sounds during inhalation when inhaler is used correctly
  • Continue inhaling after the click sound to receive the full dose
TUDORZA PRESSAIR – Confirm After Inhalation

3. CONFIRM after inhalation

  • Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for as long as is comfortable, then breathe out slowly through the nose
  • CONFIRM the control window is RED to ensure the full dose has been inhaled correctly


Managing COPD

Besides taking medication, there are many lifestyle measures that can also help to manage your COPD:


It’s the most important thing you can do to help manage your COPD. If quitting seems too hard, ask your doctor for help. There are programs, medications, and support groups available.

Avoid lung irritants

Secondhand smoke, dust and other fumes or toxic substances can irritate your lungs.

Eat healthy

COPD symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue can make it difficult to eat enough. Missing out on essential nutrients and/or not consuming enough calories may make your symptoms worse. Ask your doctor about getting help with diet and nutrition.

Stay active

Getting the right kind of exercise can help keep your breathing muscles strong and improve your overall health. Ask your doctor what types of exercise are right for you.


Who should not use TUDORZA PRESSAIR?

Do not use TUDORZA PRESSAIR if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins, or are allergic to aclidinium bromide, or any of the ingredients in TUDORZA PRESSAIR. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.

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.

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) or 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, lips, tongue, or throat; breathing problems; and itching

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.


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.