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Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
There are many of agents.
Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium ) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well ( surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md.

In brief: Yes
There are many of agents.
Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium ) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well ( surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
In brief: Consult your doctor
I recommend that you consult your primary care physician or pulmonologist about the specifics of drugs out there.
Speriva is a newer drug on the market. But again consult your physician.

In brief: Consult your doctor
I recommend that you consult your primary care physician or pulmonologist about the specifics of drugs out there.
Speriva is a newer drug on the market. But again consult your physician.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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