What are some options for COPD maintenance treatment?
What devices are available for COPD maintenance treatments?
Most treatments for COPD are inhaled, either through a handheld inhaler or a nebulizer system.
COPD Treatment Devices
Inhaled COPD medications come in in a variety of inhaler devices, including soft-mist inhalers, metered-dose inhalers, and dry-powder inhalers. Each type of inhaler delivers medicine in slightly different ways. You and your doctor should decide which type of medicine and inhaler best suits your abilities and lifestyle.
SEEBRI NEOHALER is a dry-powder inhaler that's used twice a day. Go to How to Use the SEEBRI NEOHALER to learn more.
Nebulizer systems are another way to deliver COPD medicine. The nebulizer is a machine with an air compressor and a small reservoir. Pressurized air is used to change the medication into a fine mist that, after set up, can be inhaled while you breathe normally through a mouthpiece or mask. After each use, the nebulizer should be cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions. Learn about a nebulized COPD treatment.
COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
All maintenance treatments require a rescue inhaler for sudden COPD symptoms. Always have a short-acting beta2-agonist medicine (rescue inhaler) with you to treat sudden symptoms of COPD. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, contact your health care provider to have one prescribed for you.
Your COPD treatment should match your needs
There are several treatment options that may help manage symptoms of COPD.
Bronchodilators help open your airways to make it easier to breathe.
Long-acting maintenance medicines are taken every day to prevent COPD symptoms. They do NOT treat sudden symptoms. Even if you are prescribed a maintenance medicine, you should always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden symptoms. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, call your doctor to have one prescribed for you.
Short-acting rescue medicines are taken as needed for sudden symptoms.
SEEBRI NEOHALER (glycopyrrolate) is a medicine called an anticholinergic. SEEBRI NEOHALER is used long term, twice each day (morning and evening), for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.