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Given spiriva but I have not been diagnosed with copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibility...

Some patients with asthma show improvement on spiriva therapy even though it is primarily for COPD patients.

In brief: Possibility...

Some patients with asthma show improvement on spiriva therapy even though it is primarily for COPD patients.
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: First things first

Spiriva is a long acting bronchodilator antimuscarinic agent.
You should be diagnosed first either with spirometry or complete pulmonary function tests. Some doctors make more clinical diagnosis but hard to measure objective changes if you are started on treatmnt first.

In brief: First things first

Spiriva is a long acting bronchodilator antimuscarinic agent.
You should be diagnosed first either with spirometry or complete pulmonary function tests. Some doctors make more clinical diagnosis but hard to measure objective changes if you are started on treatmnt first.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is also used for

This medication is also indicated to use in people with cystic fibrosis and some docs also uses it for asthmatics (not indicated) as an add-on treatment.
Since i don't know your complete history, it is difficult to tell why you were given spiriva. If you have question/concern, consult the prescribing doc. Good luck.

In brief: It is also used for

This medication is also indicated to use in people with cystic fibrosis and some docs also uses it for asthmatics (not indicated) as an add-on treatment.
Since i don't know your complete history, it is difficult to tell why you were given spiriva. If you have question/concern, consult the prescribing doc. Good luck.
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In brief: What is diagnosis?

Not too sure of your question.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis which is a form of COPD, then this treatment may be appropriate depending on your sympotms.

In brief: What is diagnosis?

Not too sure of your question.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis which is a form of COPD, then this treatment may be appropriate depending on your sympotms.
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