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What can I use for COPD if I don't have a doctor?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Stop smoking

The single best answer is to stop smoking if you do smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.
Otherwise there are no over the counter remedies for treatment. Working on exercise to increase your ability to do exercise is great.

In brief: Stop smoking

The single best answer is to stop smoking if you do smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.
Otherwise there are no over the counter remedies for treatment. Working on exercise to increase your ability to do exercise is great.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Options

Quit smoking, eat right meals and exercise.
You may need prescribed medications for COPD in order to slow down the progression of disease process. It will make big difference if you see a primary care physician or lung specialist.

In brief: Options

Quit smoking, eat right meals and exercise.
You may need prescribed medications for COPD in order to slow down the progression of disease process. It will make big difference if you see a primary care physician or lung specialist.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Need sprays.

Most COPD pts.
Require a long acting bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Medicines like advair or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are the most popular maintenance medications. For frequent use every four hours or as needed besides the previous we use anticholinergics bronchodilators like ipapropium or atrovent, the combination with beta agonists Combivent or the cheapest is a bronchodilator like albuterol.

In brief: Need sprays.

Most COPD pts.
Require a long acting bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Medicines like advair or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are the most popular maintenance medications. For frequent use every four hours or as needed besides the previous we use anticholinergics bronchodilators like ipapropium or atrovent, the combination with beta agonists Combivent or the cheapest is a bronchodilator like albuterol.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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