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Is there an over-the-counter bronchodilator that I can use for my copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No...

Bronchodilators for COPD are prescription inhalers as well as steroid inhalers, which are also typically prescribed for the treatment of copd.
See your doctor so these inhalers can be prescribed.

In brief: No...

Bronchodilators for COPD are prescription inhalers as well as steroid inhalers, which are also typically prescribed for the treatment of copd.
See your doctor so these inhalers can be prescribed.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Primatene tablets

Primatene tablets contain Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) 12 mg and guiafenesin.
Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) aka ma huang has been used in china for thousands of years as an effective bronchodilator, primarily for asthma. There are far better & safer prescription medications for asthma & copd. But for persons without insurance this is the only otc drug. Persons with hypertension or heart disease should use this with extreme caution.

In brief: Primatene tablets

Primatene tablets contain Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) 12 mg and guiafenesin.
Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) aka ma huang has been used in china for thousands of years as an effective bronchodilator, primarily for asthma. There are far better & safer prescription medications for asthma & copd. But for persons without insurance this is the only otc drug. Persons with hypertension or heart disease should use this with extreme caution.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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