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Sunday, December 04, 2011 Karl, Community Member, asks

Q: is there a cheaper substitute for Spiriva?

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John Bottrell, Health Pro
12/ 5/11 7:17am

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

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John Bottrell, Health Pro
12/15/11 1:36pm

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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By Karl, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/11/14, First Published: 12/04/11