COPD Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
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.
Emphysema is a lung disease that is often caused by smoking cigarettes. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Featured Medications
As this eMedTV article explains, the Advair Diskus is prescribed to treat bronchospasms caused by asthma or COPD. This Web page takes an in-depth look at how this new type of inhaler is used and how it works to open up the airways to the lungs.
Albuterol sulfate is a prescription drug that is used to treat airway spasms caused by asthma or COPD. This eMedTV page describes various albuterol sulfate products, explains how the medication works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Albuterol syrup is a prescription medicine that is used for treating airway spasms in children and adults. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works to relieve asthma and COPD symptoms, and also lists side effects that may occur.
Alupent is a prescribed medicine that is used to treat bronchospasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Alupent, including information about how it works, dosing guidelines, and some potential side effects.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Daliresp is a medicine prescribed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug, including details on how it works, results from clinical trials on its effectiveness, and potential side effects.
DuoNeb can be used to prevent airway spasms due to COPD. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to use the nebulizer.
The fluticasone inhaler is an environmentally-friendly inhaler that can help prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV Web page provides an in-depth look at this inhaler and explains how the inhaled steroid it contains works to help prevent asthma attacks.
Fluticasone and salmeterol is a prescription drug that is used to treat airway spasms. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to treat airway spasms due to COPD or asthma, and also discusses side effects of the drug and when and how to take it.
Foradil is a prescribed medicine approved to treat or prevent airway spasms and exercise-induced asthma. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, highlights some potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the medication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serevent is a prescription drug often used for treating airway spasms due to asthma or COPD. This page on the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at Serevent uses, side effects, strengths, and general dosing guidelines.
Spiriva is commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Regular use, as this eMedTV page explains, can help keep airways open and prevent spasms. The drug's effects, possible side effects, and dosing information are also discussed.
Terbutaline is a prescription medicine that is used for treating emphysema and asthma. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of terbutaline, explains when and how to take the medication, and offers dosing information for the drug.
Theophylline is a prescription medication licensed to treat airway spasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at theophylline and its uses, effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Available by prescription only, Tudorza is a medicine inhaled into the lungs to prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV article contains a detailed overview of this drug, including topics such as how it works, how to use it, side effects, and more.
Xopenex HFA is a prescription medicine that is used for the prevention and treatment of airway spasms. This eMedTV Web page explains how the inhaler works, lists possible side effects that may occur, and describes the effects of the drug.
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