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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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How many times a day should I use my COPD inhaler?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a condition where cigarettes or other irritants cause erosion of the small air sacs of the lungs, called alveoli, leading to mucous staying in the lungs and ...Read more


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Can speriva be used 2 times a day i also use an inhaler and been told it sounds like I have COPD

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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COPD: Recommended dosing of spiriva is one inhalation once daily. Tudorza is also an anticholinergic inhaler and can be used 2 times daily-1 inhalation each time. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Had reoccurring chronic cough many times n needed an inhaler and medicine to breath not asthma, is it early sign of copd?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Had reoccurring chronic cough many times n needed an inhaler and medicine to breath not asthma, is it early sign of copd?

No: You have something going on. It could be bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumocystis, medications, esophageal reflux, post nasal drip, .... Etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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I have COPD and use an inhaler twice a day. Why do I have a cough with phlem?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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I have COPD and use an inhaler twice a day.  Why do I have a cough with phlem?

Antibiotic?: You may need an antimicrobial such as azithromycin. ...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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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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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Dr. Corey Clay
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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?

Dr. Corey Clay
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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?

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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Dr. Hasan Khondker
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Love waking but I tire easily and get SOB. From my COPD. Use inhalers but still have this prob. Dr say take breaks..

Dr. Hasan Khondker
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Love waking but I tire easily and get SOB. From my COPD. Use inhalers but still have this prob. Dr say take breaks..

You should make: Sure these symptoms are not heart related as well ...Read more

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Dr. Michio Abe
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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?

Dr. Michio Abe
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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?

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

Dr. Roy Arnold
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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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Dr. Richard Williams
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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

Dr. Richard Williams
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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

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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