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Is Spiriva A Form Of Steroids
No: Spiriva contains no steroids. It is a medication which works to reduce the mucus production in the lungs and also helps to open up tight airways. It works by blocking certain receptors in the lungs (cholinergic receptors) which trigger these effects when activated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication for COPD: It is a once a day inhaler for copd, lung has 2 main bronchodilator receptors: adrenergic & cholinergic. Spiriva works in the cholinergic side alsp causes decrease secretions & probable anti inflammatory efect but mild per some studies. It helps breath better a great advantage is no significant cardiovascular problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not have asthma; but do have COPD - have been prescribed Dulera (as well as the Spiriva). What is the alternative to Dulera for COPD?
Talk to pulmonologis: It is necessary to know exactly what type of COPD you have since some cases of asthma are linked to COPD also. Some COPD cases may not need inhaled steroid which is present in Dulera and instead may benefit more from a long-acting bronchodilator(LABA) +/- antimuscarinic agent. There are several other ICS /LABA combinations similar to Dulera. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Hamsa actually a cardiologist prescribed it for me. but i think spiriva is better cuz seretide is a glucocorticoid which is bad for the body.
Will using advir and spiriva increase pressure and cause dry macular to change to wet? Label warns of glaucoma, cataracts. Already have had cataract surgery. No glaucoma.
No: Advir and spieva will have no affect on macular degeneration. If you have had cataract surgery , you don't need to worry about cataracts. Increased intraocular pressure can occur with steroid use. Obtaining a baseline pressure 2 months after continuous use is advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly..: Any inhaled medicine can induce coughing as a side-effect, including spiriva. If the cough only occurs right after using the inhaler and is not bothersome, the inhaler can be continued. However, if the cough is bothersome, the inhaler can be switched to an alternate inhaler until one is found that you tolerate. See your doctor so this can be evaluated and a different inhaler tried, if necessary. ...Read more
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