COPD flare-ups, also called exacerbations, or keep the
flare-ups you do have from being life-threatening.
Most people with COPD find that medicines make breathing
Some COPD medicines are used with devices called
nebulizers. Most doctors recommend using
spacers with inhalers. It's important to learn how to
use these devices correctly. Many people don't, so they don't get the full
benefit from the medicine.
generally are used for severe cases of COPD. They may have serious side
effects, so they are not usually recommended.
What to think about
The first time you use a bronchodilator, you
may not notice much improvement in your symptoms. This does not always mean
that the medicine will not help. Try the medicine for a while before you decide
whether it is working.