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does formoterol help with copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

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Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Tell your MD: I would tell your MD and see if they have any older medication that will help reduce the symptoms of COPD yes cost less. Maybe pulmacort or other inha ... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
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57 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
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
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
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Symbicort&Advair: Symbicort Advair
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. But, with treatment, symptoms can be controlled. To allow the disease to progress at the slowest r ... Read More
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: The most important challenge is stopping smoking if you are still smoking. Otherwise, it depends on your symptoms and severity of lung disease. Medica ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD is a slowly progressive lung disease usually caused by smoking. Quitting smoking is essential to slowing the disease progression. Treatment usual ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Farber
54 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Stop smoking if do: Stop smoking. Stop breathing second hand smoke. There are inhalers like advair and spiriva that can help, plus an old drung, theophylline with inhaled ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
COPD: COPD is an umbrella diagnosis and under that umbrella is emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis, and some will have an asthmatic component. Associa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure...: I'm not sure I understand your question. COPD is not typically a disease diagnosed in infancy! There is a form of COPD, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: Treatment of COPD usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as supplemental oxygen, if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Smo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD : COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is usually related to lifelong smoking-related lung damage, but can in rarer cases be caused ... Read More

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