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Taking inhalers for emphysema once a day. How long can I take this before lungs become immune to medicine?
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: They usually don"t
The once daily inhaler for emphysema is spiriva, you don't become immune or cease to respond to it.
The newer once daily is arcapta; it is too new for any data on this but it belongs to a class of medicines to which you body may become accustomed to. Hope this helps.

In brief: They usually don"t
The once daily inhaler for emphysema is spiriva, you don't become immune or cease to respond to it.
The newer once daily is arcapta; it is too new for any data on this but it belongs to a class of medicines to which you body may become accustomed to. Hope this helps.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Unlikely
In longterm studies patients do not typically become immune to their inhalers.
In a certain class of drugs called beta agonists (albuterol, salmeterol) you may become less responsive to the effects overtime but this can be prevented by taking a holiday (up to a few months) from the medication under your healthcare providers supervision.

In brief: Unlikely
In longterm studies patients do not typically become immune to their inhalers.
In a certain class of drugs called beta agonists (albuterol, salmeterol) you may become less responsive to the effects overtime but this can be prevented by taking a holiday (up to a few months) from the medication under your healthcare providers supervision.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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