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Spiriva

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Drug Names(s): Spiriva HandiHaler, tiotropium bromide, Ba 679 BR, Spiriva Respimat

Description: Spiriva is a once-daily, dry powder formulation of an anticholinergic with specificity for muscarinic receptors. Inhaled muscarinic antagonists block the effect of acetylcholine at its muscarinic receptor, leading to airway smooth muscle relaxation and bronchodilation. The HandiHaler uses a dry powder formulation, and the Respimat an aqueous solution.

This drug entry also includes information on Ba 679 BR Respimat, which is tiotropium bromide inhaled using the Respimat device.

Deal Structure: Revenue splits for this drug are BioMedTracker estimates.

Spiriva was discovered and developed by Boehringer Ingelheim. In April 2001, Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer announced that they had entered into a long-term worldwide agreement to jointly market Spiriva.

Partners: Pfizer Inc.


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