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Information on COPD - Respiratory Disease COPD

This page contains links to eMedTV COPD Articles containing information on subjects from Information on COPD to Respiratory Disease COPD. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Information on COPD
    This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at important information on COPD, a lung disease in which it is difficult to breathe. This page also describes possible symptoms of COPD and discusses ways to help prevent further damage to your lungs.
  • Information on Emphysema
    This eMedTV Web resource offers some basic information on emphysema, a degenerative disease that is often caused by cigarette smoking. This article discusses treatment options and common symptoms, and links to more information.
  • Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution
    Ipratropium bromide inhalation solution is a prescription drug that is used to treat COPD. This page on the eMedTV site explains how ipratropium bromide inhalation solution works and offers suggestions on when and how to use the medication.
  • Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution Dosing
    This eMedTV Web page explains that ipratropium bromide inhalation solution dosing is the same for everyone, regardless of weight, age, or other medical conditions. This article also outlines some tips on how and when to use the medication.
  • Ipratropium for COPD
    If you have COPD, your healthcare provider may recommend using ipratropium bromide inhalation solution. This eMedTV Web page gives a brief overview of this medication and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Is Bromelain Safe?
    Bromelain may increase your risk of bleeding and may cause allergic reactions in some people. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other bromelain safety concerns and explains why it is important to buy a product made by a reputable manufacturer.
  • Last Stage of COPD
    A person who has severe COPD is classified as being in the last stage of COPD. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of what to expect during this final stage stage, including information on possible treatment options that may be beneficial.
  • Levalbuterol
    Levalbuterol is a prescribed medicine that is used to treat or prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the drug, including information on how it works, conditions it is used to treat, and some of its side effects.
  • Levalbuterol (Xopenex)
    If you have asthma, your healthcare provider may recommend a medication called levalbuterol (Xopenex). This eMedTV article briefly describes this drug and gives some basic dosing guidelines. A link to more information is also included.
  • Levalbuterol Dosing
    The starting levalbuterol dosage for adults and adolescents age 12 and older is 0.63 mg three times a day. This eMedTV segment also explores levalbuterol dosing guidelines for children and offers tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Levelbuterol
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, levalbuterol is licensed to treat or prevent certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma. This page provides an overview of the drug and its uses. Levelbuterol is a common misspelling of levalbuterol.
  • Levlabuteral
    As this eMedTV page explains, levalbuterol is a drug often used for the treatment or prevention of asthma and other respiratory conditions. This article also provides a link to more information. Levlabuteral is a common misspelling of levalbuterol.
  • Levoalbuterol
    Levoalbuterol is a drug often used to treat or prevent a number of respiratory conditions. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of this drug and provides a link to more information. Levoalbuterol is a common misspelling of levalbuterol.
  • List of COPD Medications
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that bronchodilators, steroids, antibiotics, and immunizations are all possible forms of COPD treatment. This page provides a list of medications for COPD and also offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Living With COPD
    This eMedTV Web page offers tips and suggestions for living with COPD, such as making a few lifestyle and environmental changes. Living with the disease may be difficult, but by implementing some of these tips, you may be able to better manage your COPD.
  • Meds for COPD
    This eMedTV Web segment explains that bronchodilators, steroids, antibiotics, and immunizations are all possible meds for COPD treatment. This article also explains that you may need more than one medicine to treat your COPD symptoms.
  • Perforomist
    Perforomist is a prescription drug that can treat COPD by opening up the airways to the lungs. This eMedTV page provides an overview of the medication, including information on how it works, how to use the nebulizer solution, and possible side effects.
  • Perforomist and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is not known if Perforomist (formoterol solution) passes through breast milk, because no human studies have been done on Perforomist and breastfeeding. This page also discusses the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Perforomist and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to take Perforomist (formoterol solution) during pregnancy. This eMedTV page discusses the results of animal studies on Perforomist and pregnancy, and explains why the FDA has classified the drug as a pregnancy Category C medicine.
  • Perforomist Dosage
    The standard Perforomist dose to treat COPD is one vial (20 mcg of Perforomist in 2 mL) inhaled twice daily. This eMedTV article further discusses Perforomist dosing guidelines and provides some tips for when and how to take your Perforomist dosage.
  • Perforomist Drug Information
    This eMedTV article offers some basic information on Perforomist, a drug used to treat COPD. This Web resource covers side effects, how to use the medication, and more. Also included is a link to more detailed information.
  • Perforomist Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions may occur if Perforomist is combined with certain medications. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at the medicines that can cause Perforomist drug interactions and describes the problems that can occur.
  • Perforomist Overdose
    As this eMedTV article explains, some symptoms of a Perforomist (formoterol solution) overdose can include seizures and chest pain. This segment also covers some of the treatment options that are available for a Perforomist overdose.
  • Perforomist Side Effects
    Nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Perforomist. This eMedTV Web page highlights other common Perforomist side effects and describes which side effects you should report to your doctor right away.
  • Perforomist Uses
    Perforomist, a prescription drug, can help treat the symptoms of COPD in adults. This eMedTV page discusses Perforomist uses in more detail, including information on symptoms of COPD and possible off-label Perforomist uses (such as treating asthma).
  • Perforomist Warnings and Precautions
    Perforomist can make certain conditions worse, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and epilepsy. This part of the eMedTV archives provides other important Perforomist warnings and precautions, including information on who should not use the medication.
  • Pirbuterol
    Pirbuterol is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat bronchospasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV page offers a detailed overview of the medication's clinical effects, dosing, side effects, overdose symptoms, and more.
  • Pirbuterol (Maxair)
    This page of the eMedTV library presents a brief overview of pirbuterol, an asthma and COPD medication sold under the brand name Maxair. This article explains how this drug performed in clinical trials and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Pirbuterol Dosing
    The recommended pirbuterol dose for treating or preventing an asthma attack is two sprays as needed. This eMedTV page discusses factors that can affect pirbuterol dosing (like other drugs you're taking), as well as some general tips on taking the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Fluticasone and Salmeterol
    Fluticasone and salmeterol can worsen diabetes in some people, and may not be safe to take while pregnant. This eMedTV page lists other precautions and warnings with fluticasone and salmeterol (such as people who shouldn't take the drug).
  • Precautions and Warnings With Fluticasone Inhalers
    Fluticasone can cause an immediate worsening of asthma symptoms in some people. This eMedTV page discusses other precautions and warnings with fluticasone inhalers, such as the safety of taking the drug while pregnant and people who shouldn't take it.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution
    You should not take ipratropium bromide inhalation solution if you are allergic to atropine. This eMedTV resource contains other important precautions and warnings with ipratropium bromide inhalation solution, including who should avoid the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Levalbuterol
    Levalbuterol may cause allergic reactions and may not be safe to take when pregnant. This eMedTV segment highlights other important precautions and warnings with levalbuterol and also lists those who should not take the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Pirbuterol
    Before using pirbuterol, you should let your doctor know if you have diabetes, epilepsy, or any allergies. This eMedTV resource describes other precautions and warnings with pirbuterol, such as the safety of taking the drug while pregnant or nursing.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Terbutaline
    You should not take terbutaline if you are allergic to any active or inactive components of the drug. This eMedTV page offers other precautions and warnings with terbutaline, including a list of possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
  • Problems With Terbutaline
    Some of the problems that may occur with terbutaline include nervousness, heart palpitations, and headaches. This eMedTV page looks at other potential side effects of this prescription drug and includes a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Problems With Theophylline
    This eMedTV Web page explains that, in general, bronchospasms can be treated safely with theophylline; problems, however, can occur. This segment describes a few side effects to look out for, as well as people who have a higher risk of problems.
  • Respiratory Disease COPD
    This eMedTV article talks about the respiratory disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a condition that results when the lungs become damaged from things such as cigarette smoking. This page also describes symptoms and tips on prevention.
  • Seravent
    Serevent is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat airway spasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV article further describes this drug and its uses, effects, and possible side effects. Seravent is a common misspelling of Serevent.
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