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Are there any pills that help emphysema?
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Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The best medications for emphysema, or copd, are inhaled; however, there is a newly approved oral medication called Daliresp (roflumilast) that has been shown to decrease the number of COPD flares.
This won't work when you are wheezing or short of breath, but it should reduce the number of flares you have by about 15%. Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for you.

In brief: Yes
The best medications for emphysema, or copd, are inhaled; however, there is a newly approved oral medication called Daliresp (roflumilast) that has been shown to decrease the number of COPD flares.
This won't work when you are wheezing or short of breath, but it should reduce the number of flares you have by about 15%. Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for you.
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
In brief: Yes
If the emphysema is causing wheezing, the theophylline medication used primarily in asthmatics might be helpful.
Also Prednisone tablets are used if the wheezing is severe. Medication delivered in an inhaler is preferable because medication is delivered right to the tissue where the problem is.

In brief: Yes
If the emphysema is causing wheezing, the theophylline medication used primarily in asthmatics might be helpful.
Also Prednisone tablets are used if the wheezing is severe. Medication delivered in an inhaler is preferable because medication is delivered right to the tissue where the problem is.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
Thank
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