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Been told by Dr surgery I will have to take braltus instead of spiriva is it a cost thing?

Angel6767
Angel6767
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Had a letter from my doc surgery saying that have been reviewing prescriptions are changing my tiotropium (spiriva) capsule to Braltus capsules. I am a little concerned as I am very happy with spiriva and i am being forced to change. Anyone else use Braltus inhaler capsuls & are they ok. Many thanks

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Chip_y2kuk

I've used braltus for the past month and I've found it good (never used spiriva)

But it is cheaper than spiriva but it's also supposed to have a better delivery method (the zonda handihaler) so the capsules are 13mcg delivering 10mcg as opposed to 18mcg delivering 10mcg

Joe

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Kelshaw2011

Hi

I was on tiotropium aswell and got changed to the braltus a few months ago I was told it was cheaper also I have found it works the same for me but everyone is different what works for one person mite not work for another I have had no problems since the change either hope you find it still works for you

Take care

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Mintoes

I've changed too- only difference is that the braitus capsules are much easier to get out of the packet- I was always splitting the other ones!

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8405loi

My repeat is down as Tiotropium bromide/olodaterol instead of Spirva is this similar to you? I noticed earlier & you've reminded me, I think I'll ring the surgery & check with them.

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