Tiotropium Bromide in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Bronchial Asthma

Alcibey Alvarado-Gonzalez, Isabel Arce


Inhaled bronchodilators are the mainstay of pharmacological treatment for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including beta2-agonists and muscarinic antagonists. Tiotropium bromide, a long-acting antimuscarinic bronchodilator (LAMA), is a treatment choice for moderate-to-severe COPD; its efficacy and safety have been demonstrated in recent trials. Studies also point to a beneficial role of tiotropium in the treatment of difficult-to-control asthma and a potential function in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). Combination of different bronchodilator molecules and addition of inhaled corticosteroids are viable therapeutic alternatives. A condensation of the latest trials and the rationale behind these therapies will be presented in this article.

J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(11):831-839
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2305w


Tiotropium bromide; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Bronchial asthma

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