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Alternatives to spiriva

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Spiriva: Excellent drug for copd. Consider advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol).
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: Medications that fall into that same class would be: Incruse and Tudorza.

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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Talk to pulmonologis: It is necessary to know exactly what type of COPD you have since some cases of asthma are linked to COPD also. Some COPD cases may not need inhaled st... Read More
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
There are a few: dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination of a long acting bronchodilator and cortisone. If it is a matter of your insurance copay ask your ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on what: You are looking to find out about. If you only looking for medications in the same class as Dulera, which is a combined long acting beta agonist and ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I would suggest asking about samples, and they can request these from the local sales representatives . Companies also offer discounts.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: There are similar medications and alternative medications available. I would suggest discussing Breo with your pulmonary specialist. Did you have a l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not sure: But any medication can produce potentially lethal allergic reactions. If one gets hive-like eruptions, difficulty breathing, trouble with heart rate,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly..: Any inhaled medicine can induce coughing as a side-effect, including spiriva. If the cough only occurs right after using the inhaler and is not bother... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
No: Spiriva is not associated with weight gain typically.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
As prescribed: Spiriva is the reason you feel better. You have copd, which is not curable. Keep using it as prescribed until your doctor changes the prescription.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Horng
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Once a day: Spiriva is designed to be used once a day. You will get too much medication if you use it two times a day.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Yes: These medicines are often helpful if used together in the treatment of poorly-controlled copd.

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