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Medications for COPD - Expert Video

Expert Video: What medications are used to treat COPD?

Expert pulmonologists talk about the various medications used to treat COPD. The experts describe the main medications, how they work, and when each particular medication should be used. They discuss short-acting and long-acting bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, and phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors.

Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

What are the side-effects of medications used to treat COPD?


Expert pulmonologists discuss the possible side-effects of the different medications used to treat COPD. Be sure to ask your health care provider about the side effects of any medicines you are prescribed.

Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

What medications are used to treat COPD patients who have cardiovascular complications?


Expert pulmonologists discuss cardio-selective beta-blocker medication used to treat certain heart diseases and management of COPD and its treatment.

Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

What vaccinations are important for COPD patients?


Expert pulmonologists discuss the importance of influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for people living with COPD. Vaccines can protect COPD patients against some strains of flu and pneumonia and can lower the chances of getting flare-ups and needing hospital care.

Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

How can acute exacerbations of COPD be prevented?


Expert pulmonologists talk about the ways in which acute exacerbations of COPD can be prevented from returning. Lifestyle changes and medications such as bronchodilators help COPD patients feel better and also help reduce the chances of exacerbations returning. It is vitally important to get the influenza vaccine every year because it will also reduce the chances of exacerbations coming back.

Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Medications for COPD - Expert Video
Expert Video:

When should antibiotics be used for COPD exacerbations?


Expert pulmonologists discuss the importance and circumstances in which antibiotics may be prescribed to treat COPD exacerbations.

Medications for COPD - Patient Video
Medications for COPD - Patient Video
Patient Video:

What medical treatments has your doctor prescribed for your COPD?


Patients with COPD share their experiences with regard to medical treatments prescribed by their doctor, and how this has helped manage their disease.

Medications for COPD - Patient Video
Medications for COPD - Patient Video
Patient Video:

Are vaccines important for persons living with COPD?


Patients provide personal accounts of the beneficial role of vaccines in terms of living with COPD, and why it is important to be immunized.


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