Considering COPD treatment options?
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Based on your answers, you haven’t started on a daily maintenance treatment for your COPD. If you’re effectively managing your symptoms, that’s great news. But if you’re having trouble breathing, or you’re using your rescue inhaler a lot more often, it may be time to ask your doctor about daily treatment for COPD.
Know about daily maintenance treatments
Unlike a rescue inhaler, which you use for quick, temporary relief, a daily maintenance treatment can help you breathe better throughout the day. While it doesn't replace your rescue inhaler, it may reduce your need to use one. Results may vary.
There are many types of daily maintenance treatments including inhalers, nebulizer solutions, and oral medications, and you’ll want to consider all your options with your doctor.
Ask your doctor about your treatment options
Speaking openly about your symptoms and how COPD is affecting your daily life will help you and your doctor create a treatment plan, so you can better manage your symptoms and stay as healthy and active as possible.
Questions you may want to ask your doctor are:
- How can I manage my COPD symptoms and still go about my daily activities?
- What can I do to manage my symptoms when my rescue inhaler isn’t enough?
- Are there other treatment options I should consider?
- Could dual therapy be right for me?