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Alupent Drug Interactions - COPD Statistics

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  • Alupent Drug Interactions
    If you take beta blockers or certain diuretics while on Alupent, drug interactions may potentially occur. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that can potentially interact with Alupent and explains the problems that Alupent interactions can cause.
  • Alupent Inhaler
    People who have been using the Alupent inhaler will need to switch to a different product. This eMedTV article explains why and offers a link for those who want to learn more about this medicine, which is used to treat bronchospasms associated with COPD.
  • Alupent Overdose
    Symptoms of an Alupent overdose may include chest pain, headaches, and seizures. This eMedTV article lists other possible overdose symptoms and describes treatment options that are available for people who have overdosed on Alupent.
  • Alupent Side Effects
    Alupent side effects can include nervousness, coughing, and vomiting. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other common side effects of Alupent, as well as some side effects that you should report to your doctor right away (such as diabetes).
  • Alupent Uses
    Alupent can be prescribed to people ages 12 and up who suffer from asthma or similar lung problems. This eMedTV page covers Alupent uses in more detail and explains how the inhaler works quickly to relieve bronchospasms.
  • Alupent Warnings and Precautions
    People with an overactive thyroid, diabetes, or epilepsy should use caution when using Alupent. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers other important Alupent warnings and precautions, including information on who should not use the inhalers.
  • Arcapta
    Available by prescription, Arcapta is a medicine prescribed to prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at how this drug works to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with details on dosing, side effects, and more.
  • Arcapta and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Arcapta (indacaterol maleate) passes through human breast milk. This page of the eMedTV site discusses whether it is safe for women who are breastfeeding to use Arcapta and explains what the manufacturer of the drug recommends.
  • Arcapta and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, pregnant women should only use Arcapta (indacaterol maleate) when the benefits outweigh the risks. This article further explores why Arcapta is classified as a Category C drug and describes the problems it may cause.
  • Arcapta Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV article, dosing guidelines for Arcapta are the same for everyone, regardless of age or weight. This resource also provides some important tips on how to use this medicine and what to expect during treatment.
  • Arcapta Drug Interactions
    You should not combine other long-acting beta agonists with Arcapta. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions with Arcapta and describes the potentially serious problems that may occur.
  • Arcapta Medication Information
    If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may benefit from Arcapta. This eMedTV resource provides more information on Arcapta, including how the medication works and possible safety concerns. A link to more details is also included.
  • Arcapta Neohaler
    To use Arcapta, place a capsule in the Arcapta Neohaler and inhale the powder using your own breath. This eMedTV segment provides a brief description of how to use this medicine and offers a link to more detailed information on this COPD medication.
  • Arcapta Overdose
    Seizures and cardiac arrest are possible effects of an overdose of Arcapta (indacaterol maleate). This eMedTV article describes what to expect if you have used too much of this drug and discusses how a doctor may treat any symptoms that occur.
  • Arcapta Side Effects
    A runny nose, headaches, and coughing are some of the common side effects of Arcapta. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed list of other reactions this medicine might cause, including some of the serious complications that may require medical care.
  • Arcapta Uses
    Arcapta is prescribed to prevent airway spasms in adults who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV page offers a detailed description of how this drug works to treat COPD and takes a look at possible unapproved uses for Arcapta.
  • Arcapta Warnings and Precautions
    If you have epilepsy or any allergies, talk to your healthcare provider before starting Arcapta. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at important safety warnings and precautions to be aware of before using Arcapta.
  • Atrivent
    This eMedTV page gives an overview of Atrovent, a medicine prescribed to treat a runny nose and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This article briefly describes the drug and links to more information. Atrivent is a common misspelling of Atrovent.
  • Atrovent
    Atrovent is a prescribed drug that treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or a runny nose. As this eMedTV page explains, Atrovent opens airways and decreases fluid production in the nasal cavity. The page also lists side effects and dosing tips.
  • Atrovent and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is not known if Atrovent passes through breast milk because no studies have been done on Atrovent and breastfeeding. This page also discusses what to do if you decide to breastfeed while taking Atrovent.
  • Atrovent and Pregnancy
    It is probably safe to take Atrovent during pregnancy. This article from the eMedTV library discusses the results of studies on Atrovent and pregnancy, explaining why the FDA has classified the drug as a pregnancy Category B medication.
  • Atrovent Drug Information
    This eMedTV article provides some basic information on Atrovent, a drug used to treat COPD and a runny nose. This page also explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, with a link to more details.
  • Atrovent Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions may occur if Atrovent is combined with certain medications. This portion of the eMedTV library lists the medications that can cause Atrovent drug interactions and describes the complications these interactions can cause.
  • Atrovent HFA
    Atrovent HFA is a prescription medication that is used to prevent airway spasms caused by COPD. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the drug, including a discussion on how it works, how to use it, some side effects it may cause, and more.
  • Atrovent HFA Dosage
    The Atrovent HFA dosage generally used to treat COPD is two inhalations four times a day. This portion of the eMedTV Web site discusses Atrovent HFA dosing guidelines in detail, including instructions for when and how to use the inhaler.
  • Atrovent HFA Inhaler -- Information
    Atrovent HFA is a product used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV Web page offers more information on Atrovent HFA, including how many times it is used each day and important issues to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Atrovent HFA Side Effects
    In clinical trials of Atrovent HFA, side effects of the drug included sinus infections and bronchitis. This eMedTV segment discusses both common side effects of the drug and those side effects that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Atrovent HFA Uses
    Atrovent HFA uses include treating the symptoms of COPD, such as coughing and shortness of breath. This eMedTV resource discusses approved uses for the medication, as well as off-label uses and uses in children.
  • Atrovent HFA Warnings and Precautions
    Atrovent HFA can make breathing problems worse and could cause vision changes. This portion of the eMedTV library features a discussion of Atrovent HFA warnings and precautions, including a list of those who should not use the inhaler.
  • Atrovent Overdose
    Common symptoms of an Atrovent overdose can include blurred vision, headaches, and shakiness. This part of the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at both the effects of an Atrovent overdose and the treatment options that are available.
  • Atrovent Warnings and Precautions
    To ensure a safe treatment process, it's important to understand Atrovent warnings and precautions. This eMedTV Web page provides a list of important precautions and warnings, including a discussion of who should not take the medication.
  • Benefits of Bromelain
    Bromelain is often found in meat tenderizers and dietary supplements, and may have several medicinal uses. This eMedTV segment describes several potential uses and benefits of bromelain, such as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
  • Benefits of Terbutaline
    As this eMedTV article explains, people with asthma benefit from terbutaline due to the medicine's actions in the body. This article briefly explains how this drug works, describes who may need to avoid it, and links to more detailed information on it.
  • Benefits of Theophylline
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, theophylline is a medication used for treating airway spasms in people with asthma or COPD. This article gives an overview of theophylline and its benefits, and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Bravana
    Brovana is a medication that can be prescribed for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV resource explains how Brovana is used and lists side effects that may occur with the drug. Bravana is a common misspelling of Brovana.
  • Bromalain
    As this selection of the eMedTV Web library explains, bromelain is available in the form of a supplement and may have several medicinal uses (such as helping fight cancer and preventing blood clots). Bromalain is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromalin
    Bromelain consists of certain enzymes that may help treat or prevent conditions such as arthritis. This eMedTV page lists other possible uses and covers who may not be able to safely use bromelain. Bromalin is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromaline
    This eMedTV page describes how bromelain may help treat several conditions, such as arthritis and blood clots. This article also explains what to discuss with your doctor before using bromelain medicinally. Bromaline is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromelain
    Bromelain is a type of pineapple enzyme that may have several medicinal benefits. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this substance, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general safety precautions.
  • Bromelain and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web segment explains that women may not be able to take bromelain while breastfeeding. Bromelain has not been studied in clinical trials and it may not be safe or effective for anyone, including breastfeeding women and their infants.
  • Bromelain and Gout
    As this eMedTV page discusses, bromelain is a type of supplement that is claimed to have several uses, such as treating or preventing gout. Bromelain, however, lacks sufficient scientific evidence to prove that it is effective for this use.
  • Bromelain and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to use bromelain products during pregnancy. This page of the eMedTV Web library further discusses pregnancy and bromelain, explaining how no studies have been done to determine the safety of using this supplement during pregnancy.
  • Bromelain Dosage
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site explains, there is no standard recommended bromelain dosage. This page further discusses dosing guidelines for the supplement, including tips on how to choose a product that is made by a reputable manufacturer.
  • Bromelain Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics or anticoagulant medications may interfere with bromelain. This eMedTV Web resource lists other medications that can cause bromelain drug interactions and describes the complications these interactions may cause.
  • Bromelain Enzyme
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, bromelain enzymes are found in pineapple and are claimed to have several medicinal uses. This page explains how the enzymes work and discusses the effectiveness of using this supplement medicinally.
  • Bromelain Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that the exact effects of a bromelain overdose are not known. However, as this article discusses, bromelain may cause dangerous internal bleeding. This page also covers possible treatment options for an overdose.
  • Bromelain Pros and Cons
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, there are several bromelain pros and cons to be aware of before using this supplement medicinally. This page describes various possible benefits of bromelain, as well as potential safety concerns of the supplement.
  • Bromelain Research
    Although bromelain may have several medicinal uses, more research is necessary to prove its effectiveness. This eMedTV Web article further discusses the bromelain research studies that have been done and describes the results of those studies.
  • Bromelain Side Effects
    Stomach upset, nausea, and menstrual problems are possible side effects that may occur with bromelain. This eMedTV resource discusses other possible bromelain side effects, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Bromelain Supplement Information
    Bromelain is a type of enzyme that may have several medicinal effects. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at bromelain, with information on the conditions this supplement is used for and some safety warnings to keep in mind.
  • Bromelaine
    Bromelain is a supplement that may help treat conditions such as cancer, blood clots, and burn wounds. This eMedTV page further discusses bromelain, including possible uses and details on its effectiveness. Bromelaine is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromelin
    This eMedTV page explains that bromelain is a type of supplement used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood clots, and cancer. This page also covers what to tell your doctor before using bromelain. Bromelin is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromeline
    As this eMedTV resource explains, bromelain is used for treating several conditions, including blood clots and arthritis. This page explains how bromelain works and describes some of its possible benefits. Bromeline is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromolin
    This eMedTV Web article explains that bromelain is a type of supplement that may help treat conditions such as arthritis, blood clots, and cancer. This page also covers some general precautions. Bromolin is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Bromoline
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, bromelain supplements may be beneficial in treating or preventing various conditions, including cancer and arthritis. This page also describes potential side effects. Bromoline is a common misspelling of bromelain.
  • Brovana
    Brovana is a medicine approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV resource explains how Brovana works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers information on when and how to take the medication.
  • Brovana and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it is not known whether Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) passes through breast milk. This eMedTV resource provides more information on Brovana and breastfeeding, and explains why women of reproductive age are unlikely to use this drug.
  • Brovana and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) during pregnancy are not known at this time. This eMedTV article offers more information on Brovana and pregnancy, and describes the potential risks of using the drug during pregnancy.
  • Brovana Dosage
    The recommended Brovana dosage is one vial using a nebulizer twice a day. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses Brovana dosing in more detail and provides information on how and when to take the drug (and how to use the nebulizer).
  • Brovana Drug Information
    If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your healthcare provider may recommend Brovana. This eMedTV selection provides more information on this drug, explaining how often to use it and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Brovana Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Brovana drug interactions include corticosteroids, theophylline, and MAOIs. This eMedTV segment contains a list of other medicines that may interact with Brovana and describes the potentially negative effects that may occur.
  • Brovana Overdose
    Potential Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) overdose symptoms include nausea, shakiness, and fatigue. This eMedTV segment lists other possible signs of a Brovana overdose and describes the supportive treatment options that are available for an overdose.
  • Brovana Side Effects
    Back pain, leg cramps, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported Brovana side effects. This eMedTV page provides a more complete list of other reported side effects, including serious side effects of Brovana that require medical attention.
  • Brovana Uses
    Brovana is used for preventing airway spasms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV Web page further explains what the medication is used for, explains whether it is approved for use in children, and lists off-label Brovana uses.
  • Brovana Warnings and Precautions
    Brovana can have a stimulatory effect on the heart and blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page lists other side effects or problems that may occur with Brovana. Warnings and precautions on who should not use this drug are also included in this article.
  • Brovanna
    Brovana is a prescription drug approved for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Brovana, explains how it works, and lists its potential side effects. Brovanna is a common misspelling of Brovana.
  • Causes of COPD
    This page of the eMedTV Web site explores common causes of COPD, such as tobacco smoke, dust, and chemical fumes. It also describes a genetic condition that may predispose people to the disease and cause it to destroy the lungs more quickly.
  • Causes of Emphysema
    Emphysema is typically linked to the inhalation of irritants such as smoke and fumes. As this eMedTV article explains, the most common irritant associated with emphysema is cigarette smoke. This page discusses emphysema and its causes.
  • Combivent
    Combivent is typically prescribed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, describes its effects, and lists potential side effects that can occur.
  • Combivent and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether Combivent passes through breast milk. This portion of the eMedTV archives explores Combivent and breastfeeding in more detail, explaining why no research has been done on whether the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Combivent and Pregnancy
    Using Combivent inhalers during pregnancy could potentially harm an unborn child. This eMedTV page discusses the results of animal studies involving Combivent and pregnancy, and explains why the medicine is classified as a pregnancy Category C drug.
  • Combivent Dosage
    The standard recommended dosage of Combivent for treating COPD is one or two inhalations four times a day. This eMedTV page offers more dosing guidelines and also explains how and when to use the inhaler for best results.
  • Combivent Drug Interactions
    If you combine certain medications with Combivent, drug interactions can potentially occur. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the medications that can cause interactions with Combivent and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Combivent Inhaler Information
    This eMedTV resource presents a brief overview of the Combivent inhaler, with information on the drug's side effects and how often it is typically used to treat COPD. A link to a detailed article on this prescription product is also included.
  • Combivent Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical attention if you think you have overdosed on Combivent. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses the potential symptoms of a Combivent overdose and describes possible treatment options that are available.
  • Combivent Side Effects
    Headaches, bronchitis, and coughing are among the commonly reported Combivent side effects. This segment from the eMedTV archives also lists serious side effects that may require medical attention, as well as some of the less common side effects.
  • Combivent Uses
    Combivent is an inhaled drug that is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains Combivent uses in more detail and describes how the medication works to open up the airways to the lungs.
  • Combivent Warnings and Precautions
    Combivent can cause high blood pressure or an irregular heart rhythm in some people. This eMedTV Web page contains other Combivent warnings and precautions, including other possible complications that may occur during treatment with the drug.
  • COPD
    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease characterized by difficulty breathing. As this eMedTV article explains, it develops when lung damage occurs. This page offers an overview of this condition, including symptoms and treatment.
  • COPD and Exercise
    As this eMedTV segment explains, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise training may help to strengthen the muscles needed for breathing. This article further discusses how exercise can help those with COPD.
  • COPD Diagnosis
    To confirm a COPD diagnosis, tests may be recommended in addition to a medical history and physical exam. This eMedTV page describes in detail the process used to make a COPD diagnosis, including tests such as chest x-rays and arterial blood gas.
  • COPD Disease
    This eMedTV page explains that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease in which the lungs are damaged and it becomes difficult to breathe. This page also describes possible symptoms of COPD and ways to prevent further lung damage.
  • COPD Final Stages
    Someone who is in the final stages of COPD may have severe complications like respiratory failure. This eMedTV article further discusses the final stages of this illness, including information on treatment options that may be available during this time.
  • COPD Lung Disease
    As this eMedTV page explains, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease, results when the lungs become damaged from things such as cigarette smoking. This page also describes possible symptoms and ways to prevent further lung damage.
  • COPD Medications
    This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at several medications used to treat COPD, including bronchodilators, steroids, antibiotics, and immunizations. This article further discusses these medications, including detail on how they can treat symptoms.
  • COPD Prognosis
    A COPD prognosis is an indication of the most likely course and outcome of the disease. This page of the eMedTV website explains how this prognosis is reached and describes how COPD generally worsens over time.
  • COPD Rehabilitation
    This eMedTV page describes how COPD rehabilitation is a coordinated program of exercise, disease management training, and counseling that helps you stay active and carry out day-to-day activities. This page also lists the members of your rehab team.
  • COPD Stages
    This section of the eMedTV Web site describes the four COPD stages in detail, including how the symptoms get progressively worse with each stage and tests used to make the determination. The stages include at risk, mild, moderate, and severe.
  • COPD Statistics
    This segment from the eMedTV Web site provides a range of statistics pertaining to COPD mortality rates, morbidity rates, and how the condition affects women as compared to men. At least 24 million Americans were affected by the disease in 2000.
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