What are some ways to fix the hacking cough brought on by copd?

Treatments... Treatments for this include bronchodilator inhalers, steroid inhalers and smoking cessation. If symptoms are severe, systemic steroids may be needed. If an infection is present, an antibiotic course may be needed.
COPD treatments. The most important step in stopping a cough related to COPD is smoking cessation. There are also several prescription medicines that can be used to help with the cough related to COPD that can be prescribed by a physician.
Medications. That cough is usually difficult to treat. You may need to be placed on steroids and usually you will need narcotics to control it. Hydrocodone tends to be my recommended drug, but it can make you very sleepy. Your doctor may need to try different agents until one works well.