Is spiriva the best for copd?

Effective drug. Spiriva is not necessarily the "best" because it is usual part of the regimen for many patients with copd. Spiriva has been shown to be very good at relieving a feature of COPD called "air trapping". That is patients on spirva can be shown to on average trap less air in the lung on pulmonary function testing. Air trapping correlates with shortness of breath, so this makes spiriva effective.
Maybe. Spiriva works well for COPD. If it works for you and controls your symptoms, then it's the best. May not be the best for everyone.
Treatment... In the treatment of copd, spiriva is often useful. Use it daily and over the next few weeks to month, you will likely see improvement in symptoms. It does not work instantly when you take it so give it some time and you will likely see improvement.
Not easy to answer. Not everyone with COPD requires spiriva since exacerbations are not the same in frequency or severity for each person Of course your physician is the best to answer this since he/she is more familiar with your condition. Good Luck.

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Given spiriva but I have not been diagnosed with copd?

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

Which is better Spiriva or Seretide for COPD?

2 different meds. Did you see a pulmomologist who prescribed these 2 meds? Seretide is a combination of futicasone & salmetrol. Spiriva is a different medication- long acting anticholinergic. One may complement the other.See a pulmonologist to discuss about these meds. Read more...

In error I ate a spiriva capsule, should I take any action I have copd, and in the past have used spiriva, but I did swallow this in error?

See your doctor. Prescribing info from manufacturer website: "acute intoxication by inadvertent oral ingestion of spiriva capsules is unlikely since it is not well-absorbed systemically" however, i would recommend further evaluation by your prescribing physician. Read more...
No action needed. Other than trying not to do it again. You still need to take your regular daily dose. Read more...

I've been told I've got copd & taking spiriva & Ventolin still feel like some1 sits on chest, also overall have 44% lung capacity. Anysuggest?

COPD. If you smoke stop. If you haven't already seen a pulmonary doctor see one. You may need other medications. If the chest pain and or shortness of breath persist or worsen go to the ER. The pain could be coming from your heart and sometimes intensive breathing treatments and IV medication must be given in the hospital to help the breathing. Read more...