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Is there an over the counter bronchodilator for copd

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Until recently, the only otc bronchodilator available was primatene, but it has been phased out due to concerns about the propellants (cfc). It was al ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Primatene tablets: Primatene tablets contain Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) 12 mg and guiafenesin. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) aka ma huang has been used in china for t ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Both: The first step is to decide how much steroid is needed to treat the problem and help the symptoms. A single dose of steroids does not require taperin ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnosis??: If you have never smoked, and spirometry shows obstruction that improves with bronchodilator therapy, you may have asthma and not copd. If you do have ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: you need a prescription, and walk-in clinic can help, your best bet though is to have a regular doctor, and later an asthma specialist if need be, goo ... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Inhalers for respiratory distress are prescription items and are to be used according to strict instructions. If he's experiencing significant shortne ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shysters?: Many companies appear to want to make money. Unsafe and inappropriate. Lung specialist consultation is best/.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Relax smooth muscle: Saba (short acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist) work by activation of this beta-2 receptor on the smooth muscles that wrap around the small and medium a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If anything bronchodilators, as derivatives of epinephrine, may curb your appetite.

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