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Taking Spiriva and had PSA testing. Can Spiriva cause rapid elevation in PSA?
Question: I have been taking Spiriva for about a year and a half.. I have had annual PSA testing and my readings have gone from a typical of 5.1 to 7.8 in 2012 and most recently up to 13.0. Can the Spiriva be contributing to this rapid elevation? Thanks you
Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Sir , Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that Tiotropium which is the generic substance in Spiriva does not elevate PSA . It is a long acting inhaler used in COPD patients . In my opinion you should consult a urologist get a USG prostate done to find out if it is related to BPH . Considering your age malignancy also needs to be ruled out . Yours truly Dr.Shruti
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