Spiriva for COPD can theoretically cause angle closure glaucoma in narrow angle patients, but risk likely low.

There is 1 case report of Tiotropium (ingredient in SPIRIVA) causing acute angle closure glaucoma. If you have narrow angles of eye, let PCP know. Otherwise rare risk of cataract. No case reports of macular degeneration.  Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2007;20(6):627-8. Epub 2006 Aug 18. Acute angle-closure glaucoma precipitated by local tiotropium absorption. Oksuz H1, Tamer C, Akoglu S, Duru M. Author information Abstract …

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