Lungs (Pulmonary)

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Lungs (Pulmonary) Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of progressive lung disease characterized by long-term respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation. GOLD 2024 defined COPD as a heterogeneous lung condition characterized by chronic respiratory symptoms (dyspnea, cough, sputum production and/or exacerbations) due to abnormalities of the airways (bronchitis, bronchiolitis) and/or alveoli (emphysema) that cause persistent, often progressive, airflow obstruction. The main symptoms of COPD i...

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Trimbow COPD Inhaler Reviews

I've recently been put on a COPD puffer called Trimbow. Has anyone been on this med? ## Hi. I have COPD and recently after a stay in the hospital for a lung infection, the meds I was taking were changed. I am now on Trimbow 100/6/10. Has anyone heard of any side effects from this med? It's a corticosteroid and I've noticed swelling on my left ankle which seems to have caused a lack of movement within the left ankle. I'm 70 yrs old. Maybe the swelling is just an aging thing? Any info is appreciated. ## Has anybody else been on the Trimbow inhaler 2x a day? I'm not sure if it works for me. ## Same here was prescribed it on Thursday. Taken 2 puffs in morning and 2 at night. Iam still wheezing. Ask doctor if my copd was getting worse all he said was yes .mmm ## Hi keep t...

Daliresp Experience

I have been on Daliresp for one month. I have noticed significant improvement in my lungs. By that I mean the mucus is gone, wheezing is gone. My lungs seem to be getting clear and do not feel as heavy as they did before I started taking it. I have had my bouts of depression, I am never hungry, which is a problem because I am underweight as it is. Just wondering if anyone else has had success with this drug. I was hoping to get off oxygen at some point. Don't know if I can achieve that or not. ## I don't have a lot of information on this medication, since it is very new to the U.S. market and we haven't had a lot of posts about it, either, for the same reason. Have you tried discussing this with your doctor? They may have some ideas on how to safely increase your appetite an...

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Body jerks and twitches on pain medication and have COPD

I have COPD and am also on strong pain medication. I just turned 70. Are these body jerks and twitches part of getting old? Every time I mention it to my Dr he basically ignores the question. I'm forever dropping cups of coffee, ect., which usually happens at night and they seem to be getting worse. Any info is appreciated. ## My husband's oncologist claimed it was a side effect from extended use of morphine for pain. She switched him to oxycodone and it stopped. However, it was then listed on his chart as an allergy and try as we might to get it removed, no luck. When he was in hospice the only liquid oral pain killer available was morphine and the hospice doctor wouldn't prescribe it because he could have a reaction and die! Can you imagine!? So I had to crush oxy tablets ...

COPD and swollen feet

Are COPD and asthma medications known for causing Edema or puffy feet? I've also had Astrazeneca vaccine 2 weeks ago. Weather is starting to warm up here in Australia. Thanks ## Many medications can cause edema as a side effect, but I can't be more specific, without knowing which medications you are using, since there are quite a few available. Can you please post back with more details? There are also cases where edema can be caused by some other health issue, such as high blood pressure. You can learn more about Edema here, from Medline Plus. Have you ever had blood pressure problems? ## Hi, I'm in Australia. Very hot type of year especially with COPD asthma. Wife and I went through the floods here way back in March, still waiting for the insurance company to repair our h...

Brovana and Budesinide

I was given a prescription for brovana and budesonide to use in my nebulizer. I used my albuterol 6 hours ago in the nebulizer. Is it safe to use brovana and budesonide? Is it ok to use now? ## Is there anybody that uses Brovana and Budesonide in nebulizer twice a day? Is there any side effects I need to know about? Thanks in advance ## The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including dry mouth, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and elevated heart rate. Ref: Brovana Information Budesonide Information As to when to use it, usually the new medication would just replace your old one for the next dose on your regular schedule, unless your doctor, or pharmacist has instructed you otherwise. Are you on any other medications?

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Spiriva weight gain side effects

I've talked about this problem before concerning the side effects from Spiriva. The only side effect I've experienced was a sudden, and seemingly permanent weight gain. In spite of efforts to lose the weight I've had no success whatsoever. I've gained weight from other medications in the past only to lose it when the medication was discontinued. Not so with Spiriva. It has been almost three years since I've used the inhaler but yet the added weight persists. I should mention that all of the added weight has been on the midsection and nowhere else! To make matters worse has been a disended abdomen to go along with it. I contacted the drug company right after it happened and, naturally, they acted as if it was new to them! I'm not the only one this has happened to....

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Oxymetazoline nasal drops could not sleep

Recently bought Oxymetazoline nasal spray. I have COPD emphysema. I spent the whole night coughing with no sleep. Has anyone heard of this happening? Thank you ## Yes, it has been known to cause that, and a product warning instructs you to consult your doctor if this occurs, and the nasal spray doesn't alleviate your symptoms. Other side effects of Oxymetazoline may include funny taste, runny nose, burning nose. Are you on any other medications? Did you try sleeping with your head slightly elevated?

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Anoro Ellipta reactions

Has anyone had an itchy facial rash that got puffy and turned really red, and felt pretty hot? Anoro Ellipta is the only new prescription that I recently started on... That's why I'm thinking it could be the Anoro Ellipta... ## The FDA does list it as being known as causing itching and a rash as side effects. However, it would be best to have this checked out, in case you are allergic to it. Other side effects are listed as possibly including belching, dry mouth, constipation, headache, and vertigo. Has there been any change? What other medications are you taking? ## Has anyone gained weight after taking Anoro Ellipta? I have not yet started it yet, but am concerned that it will make me gain weight and I am already weighing 202 lbs. at 5'4. ## I have been taking Anoro for 3 ...

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Side Effects-stop Daliresp

I have been taking Daliresp for a year now. I'm having terrible headaches, tremendous, bad back pain and more.. I'm going to try to get of this medications to see if this is whats causing all. How long will it take for Daliresp to be out of my system.. ## Not sure if you got my post I'm taking dalliresp and my hair is coming out and can't sleep very well was wondering if this is a problem with others ## Daliresp has been known to cause headaches, diarrhea, nausea, insomnia, back pain, and muscle spasms as side effects. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you still taking the Daliresp? Are you on any other medications?

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spiriva capsules empty

please when a person has been taking this(*Spiriva) medication for a period of time you know if you are getting meds or not. I have not taken a count and I can do so if necessary but it is approx. every 5th capsule that doesn't give out any powder....The above lady is correct the capsules are very brittle so it is possible that the capsules are cracking and the meds escapes. This is not very good , why would I pay for meds that I do not get. ## I have been taking Spiriva for about 9 months now. I encounter at least 3 empty capsules per month. On the first inhale if there is no rattling, I just discard the capsule and take a different one. I use the same process every day so I don't buy the company's statement that there is powder in the capsules and it is user failure. If th...

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