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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 speriva be used 2 times a day i also use an inhaler and been told it sounds like I have COPD

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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Living with COPD (Checklist)

Quit smoking
once
Use inhaler as prescribed
once
Avoid exposure to smoke and other noxious fumes
once
Follow up with your doctor
once
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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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Living with COPD (Checklist)

be consistent with your medications
once
get flu and pneumonia vaccinations
once
don't leave home without your rescue inhaler
once
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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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Living with COPD (Checklist)

See primary care doctor regularly
3x year
See pulmonary specialist at least yearly
yearly
Use all inhaler as prescribed
daily
Notify doctor immediately for increased shortness of breath or wheezes
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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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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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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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