• Karl Karl
    December 04, 2011
    is there a cheaper substitute for Spiriva?
    Karl Karl
    December 04, 2011

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  • John Bottrell
    Health Pro
    December 05, 2011
    John Bottrell
    Health Pro
    December 04, 2011

    Not at this time.  Spiriva is a relatively new medicine and it is patented, which means no other company can use the same formula.  I'm not sure how long the patent is good for

    • John Bottrell
      December 15, 2011
      John Bottrell
      Health Pro
      December 15, 2011

      Actually, Atrovent is the same type of medicine as Spiriva it just doesn't last as long.  So you may want to discuss with your physician using Atrovent (ipatropium bromide).  

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