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over the counter treatment for copd

A 39-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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No....: Bronchodilator inhalers effective for the treatment of COPD are prescription meds. Your doctor needs to evaluate you to be certain you have COPD and t ... Read More
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unsafe: Visit a lung expert. That is what they are trained for many years/.
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A 40-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. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No...: Bronchodilators for COPD are prescription inhalers as well as steroid inhalers, which are also typically prescribed for the treatment of copd. See you ... Read More
A 81-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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Spencer Long
Specializes in Urology
Treat both: These are two separate conditions. They each need to be evaluated and treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not as a treatment : Patients with terminal COPD may end up in a tracheostomy but it is not a treatment for COPD per se.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is not a common treatment though it is used. It used usually in severe /end stage copd. These patient tend to have very severe COPD and need freque ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a pulmonologist: The best treatment depends on how advanced the condition is, what are the main manifestations, and how your body responds to treatment. Your pulmonolo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Ideas: Oxygen, smoking cessation, pulmonary rehab/exercise, inhalers are all the cornerstones of treatment of copd. It's inhalers are given to a patient in a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Damage: To your airways and lung "breathing units" have been affected by chemicals in that nasty drug. How could we reverse that damage, o at least, optimize ... Read More
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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. ... Read More
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