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Is there an over-the-counter bronchodilator for copd?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Until recently, the only otc bronchodilator available was primatene, but it has been phased out due to concerns about the propellants (cfc).
It was also more appropriate for asthma than copd.

In brief: No

Until recently, the only otc bronchodilator available was primatene, but it has been phased out due to concerns about the propellants (cfc).
It was also more appropriate for asthma than copd.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shysters?

Otc for COPD is weird.
It seems that there are companies who want to make money with unsafe and inappropriate medications. Better to visit a lung expert.

In brief: Shysters?

Otc for COPD is weird.
It seems that there are companies who want to make money with unsafe and inappropriate medications. Better to visit a lung expert.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but.....

There is an over-the-counter rescue inhaler but I would recommend against it at this time.
Your medication therapy should be prescribed and monitored by your physician. If you purchase over the counter meds, it is difficult to keep a check on your progress. Talk everything over with your physician Good Luck.

In brief: Yes, but.....

There is an over-the-counter rescue inhaler but I would recommend against it at this time.
Your medication therapy should be prescribed and monitored by your physician. If you purchase over the counter meds, it is difficult to keep a check on your progress. Talk everything over with your physician Good Luck.
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No....

Bronchodilator inhalers effective for the treatment of COPD are prescription meds.
Your doctor needs to evaluate you to be certain you have COPD and to prescribe the most effective treatments depending on disease severity. You may need pulmonary rehab as well as oxygen therapy depending on severity. Your doctor can also help w/ smoking cessation.

In brief: No....

Bronchodilator inhalers effective for the treatment of COPD are prescription meds.
Your doctor needs to evaluate you to be certain you have COPD and to prescribe the most effective treatments depending on disease severity. You may need pulmonary rehab as well as oxygen therapy depending on severity. Your doctor can also help w/ smoking cessation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Unsafe

Visit a lung expert. That is what they are trained for many years/.

In brief: Unsafe

Visit a lung expert. That is what they are trained for many years/.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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