Preparat: Braltus, Spiriva, Spiriva Respimat, Spiriva®
ATC kod: R03BB04
Substanser: tiotropium, tiotropiumbromid, tiotropiumbromidmonohydrat
Effekten av tiotropium har visats vara likartad hos kvinnor och män. Akut urinretention har rapporterats mer hos män.
En mindre studie fann generellt sämre inhalationsteknik hos kvinnor vilket gav lägre effektiv dos.
Vår bedömning är att nuvarande kunskapsunderlag inte motiverar skillnad i dosering eller behandling mellan kvinnor och män.
Some studies suggest that there are sex differences in expression and diagnosing of asthma, and it has been discussed if women are under-treated for respiratory diseases or not [5, 6].
According to the manufacturer’s documentation to the FDA, no relevant sex differences in drug plasma concentrations or urinary excretion of tiotropium were seen . AUC and Cmax were 17% and 34% higher in women, but was considered comparable between the sexes in the range of variability .
Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials conducted by the manufacturer (in total 3476 asthma patients), adult men and women receiving tiotropium in different doses had similar FEV1 response .
Subgroup analysis of data from the UPLIFT trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of tiotropium in COPD patients (4473 men, 1519 women), showed that tiotropium had similar benefits in men and women. There were no sex differences in reduced risk of an exacerbation, improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQL) or mortality during treatment .
A post hoc analysis of data from a randomized double-blind study in COPD patients (169 men, 86 women) showed that combination therapy of tiotropium and formoterol was more efficacious on FEV1 than tiotropium monotherapy in both men and women .
A case-control study of the association between inhaled anticholinergic drugs and acute urinary retention in COPD patients (cases 178 men, 31 women; mean age 77 years) found a stronger association in men than in women (1.73 vs 073). However, there were very few women cases . Similarly, a review of concomitant use of ipratropium and tiotropium showed a higher risk of acute urinary retention in men than women (9432 men, 1806 women) .
Regarding teratogenic aspects, please consult Janusmed Drugs and Birth Defects (in Swedish, Janusmed fosterpåverkan).
A Dutch registry study including new users of tiotropium, ipratropium, long-acting beta-agonists, or fixed combination of LABA and inhaled corticosteroids (in total 2737 men and 2583 women, of which 599 men and 429 women on tiotropium) showed that men with COPD persisted with inhalation treatment more than women. These drugs included ipratropium, tiotropium, long-acting beta agonists and short-acting beta agonists . In a study on inhalation technique using metered dose inhalers (33 men, 26 women), 75% of the participants had an incorrect inhalation technique, especially women, regardless of age. Only 4% of women and 43% of men had an acceptable inhalation technique. The authors speculate that this may add to the worse asthma prognosis in women, shown in a meta-analysis of six trials of randomly assigned asthma treatment .
Several studies have shown worse prognosis for women with asthma. In an observational registry study (416 men, 498 women), women were found to have more asthmatic symptoms, worse quality of life and require more health care due to their asthma . In a Danish prospective study on hospitalization due to asthma (6104 men of whom 2.5% had asthma, 7436 women of whom 2.2% had asthma), women had a 1.7 higher relative risk to be hospitalized . An observational study from Singapore found hospitalization due to asthma to be more common in boys than girls aged 0-4 years (boys/girls ratio 1.69). In adults aged 35-64 years, women were more hospitalized (men/women ratio 0.81) .
Fler kvinnor än män hämtade ut läkemedel innehållande tiotropium (ATC-kod R03BB04) på recept i Sverige år 2016, totalt 50 488 kvinnor och 36 955 män. Det motsvarar 10 respektive 7 personer per tusen invånare. Andelen som hämtade ut läkemedel var högst i åldersgruppen 75–84 år hos kvinnor och i åldersgruppen 80 år och äldre hos män. I genomsnitt var läkemedel innehållande tiotropium 1,4 gånger vanligare hos kvinnor .
Faktagranskat av: Mia von Euler
Godkänt av: Karin Schenck-Gustafsson