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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Spiriva: Excellent drug for copd. Consider advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol).
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest asking about samples, and they can request these from the local sales representatives . Companies also offer discounts.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Spiriva is not associated with weight gain typically.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: These medicines are often helpful if used together in the treatment of poorly-controlled copd.
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