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Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis.

In brief: See below

I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Wrong diagnosis?

If you never smoked and aren't responding to these medications the diagnosis may be incorrect.
There are a variety of combination meds that are usually effective for true copd; however some people just don't seem to benefit from them. Trying nebulizer medications may be be a good alternative.

In brief: Wrong diagnosis?

If you never smoked and aren't responding to these medications the diagnosis may be incorrect.
There are a variety of combination meds that are usually effective for true copd; however some people just don't seem to benefit from them. Trying nebulizer medications may be be a good alternative.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine

In brief: Severe COPD should

Be closely managed by a pulmonary specialist.
They are experts in managing all the different medicines and ups and downs of this serious condition. Good luck.

In brief: Severe COPD should

Be closely managed by a pulmonary specialist.
They are experts in managing all the different medicines and ups and downs of this serious condition. Good luck.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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