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How many times a day should I use my COPD inhaler?

How many times a day should I use my COPD inhaler?

Depends...: There are many COPD inhalers that can be prescribed so it is difficult to answer your question without knowing the inhaler that was prescribed. But, follow the instructions on the inhaler you got at the pharmacy. If you are still unsure, call your doctor who knows what inhaler you are taking. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can you use speriva more than once a day? Am constantly out of breath lately and the inhaler isn't really helping anymore I have COPD

COPD : No-spiriva is a once a day inhaler (one inhalation once daily). You need to speak to your doctor. Perhaps there are additional COPD medications that can be added to your regimen to help better control your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have copd. I saw my fam dr 4 times in April & have to go back wed. I was on prednison 2 inhalers & 3 diff antibiotic. should I see a pulmonary dr?

I have copd. I saw my fam dr 4 times in April & have to go back wed. I was on prednison 2 inhalers & 3 diff antibiotic. should I see a pulmonary dr?

Reasonable: A helpful primary care physician will be happy to refer you to a Pulmonologist should you make the request. S/he may already be considering it. Lung testing is certainly in order to exclude other potential diagnoses. Good luck. ...Read more

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I m 99% sure I have COPD but appt with specialist is next mth. Meanwhile I use.Inhaler.For relief. Should I seek urgent attention?

I m 99% sure I have COPD but appt with specialist is next mth. Meanwhile I use.Inhaler.For relief. Should I seek urgent attention?

COPD: If your symptoms are controlled with your inhaler, you can wait until your appointment with the specialist. Or you can ask your primary care physician for pulmonary function tests. If you are severely short of breath or coughing uncontrollably, you may want to go to an er. In the meantime, if you smoke, you should definitely stop smoking. ...Read more

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Female.55.copd.latest tests.fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers.mild symptoms.prognosis?

Female.55.copd.latest tests.fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers.mild symptoms.prognosis?

Fair to good: Your numbers show mild impairment of FEV1.0/FVC ratio. Several things you can do: If you smoke, please stop. Make certain you get a flu shot annually and a pneumonia vaccine once. Exercise daily and maintain a healthy weight. If you exercise tolerance decreases or your symptoms increase see your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl with cymbacort , I have COPD and mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Is it safe to take Benadryl with cymbacort , I have COPD and  mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Yes, but: Benadryl is an excellent antihistamine and works very well. However, the side effects (sedation, visual disturbances, dizziness when standing up to fast can be problematic). There are other antihistamines that have fewer side effects like Claritin which are more likely to not affect other medications you may be using. ...Read more

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I think I have COPD n I find that the inhaler I have is totally not working for my sob. What should I do. Are there different inhalers n why?

I think I have COPD n I find that the inhaler I have is totally not working for my sob. What should I do. Are there different inhalers n why?

Need diagnosis...: First, you need to be properly diagnosed to determine what treatment is needed for your symptoms. There are different kinds of inhalers (example: bronchodilators, steroid, etc.) and the treatment you will need depends on whether you have asthma, COPD or some other problem that will cause shortness of breath. You may need tests as well as a doctor eval. If you smoke, you need to quit. ...Read more

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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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