FDA Approves Striverdi® Respimat® for the Treatment of COPD

FDA Approves Boehringer Ingelheim’s Striverdi® Respimat® (olodaterol) Inhalation Spray for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Striverdi® Respimat® (olodaterol) Inhalation Spray 5 µg is a long-term, once-daily maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD patients, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) delivered via a propellant-free inhaler that generates a soft, slow-moving mist.

Since the active ingredient in STRIVERDI RESPIMAT is olodaterol, a long-acting beta agonist (LABA), it is not indicated to treat acute deteriorations of COPD and is not indicated to treat asthma. Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABA) increase the risk of asthma-related death. All LABAs are contraindicated in patients with asthma without the use of a long-term asthma control medication.

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