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Is There A Significant Difference Between Advair And Spiriva?

Is There A Significant Difference Between Advair And Spiriva?

I see some people use Advair, some Spiriva. Is there a reason to use one over the other?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I didn't know that. My ft
Never said I was suppose to

Would You Rather Use An Inhaler Intended For Use Once A Day Or Twice A Day?

Would You Rather Use An Inhaler Intended For Use Once A Day Or Twice A Day?

In your experience, what frequency has been more effective for your breathing?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Hello I've used both but I like trelegy better

Spiriva Respimat And Symbicort Which Should I Take First

Spiriva Respimat And Symbicort Which Should I Take First

Not having a regular doctor doesn't help much so hoping some ideas from here.
I take one dose daily of the spiriva and one dose twice a day of the symbicort.

Which one do most take first? Any advantage of one over the other? Or does it make any difference?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I take spiriva first thing in the morning literally as I get out of bed, then my 1st of 2 doses of symbicort (don't forget to rinse you mouth well) and 2nd doses 12 hrs later.

Medication Regimen

Medication Regimen

I am prescribed Advair and Symbi-cort. The Advair is twice a day and Symbi-cort is once a day. What is the reccommended regimen to taking these drugs? Do I spread them out to 3 times a day - ie Advair morning and night with Symbi-cort at lunch? Can I take Advair and Symbi-cort together in the morning?? Just what are other members doing? Thanks.

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What is Alb. Inhaler? I use Symbicort in the morning and Spirits Respimat at night. I've had COPD about 15 years, so they say. I only use the inhalers. No pills of any kind. My energy is low due to… read more

I've Been Taking Advair 125I And It Doesn

I've Been Taking Advair 125I And It Doesn

A MyCOPDTeam Member

you are welcome i hope you get some answers from your dr. and get some kind of relief blessed be

I Was Diagnosed Last Month With Moderate COPD, I Have Been Using Spiriva Respimat For Almost A Month And I Just Don't Feel The Same.

I Was Diagnosed Last Month With Moderate COPD, I Have Been Using Spiriva Respimat For Almost A Month And I Just Don't Feel The Same.

Shortness of breath is a part of my life now but I am still as active as I ever was, just not feeling the same anymore. Anyone else experience this?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I find my breathing to be worse wen I use my inhalers spirva

When I Take Spirvia It Affects My Voice And It Sounds Like I Have A Cold And Causes Me To Cough Up Mucus. Is This Normal?

When I Take Spirvia It Affects My Voice And It Sounds Like I Have A Cold And Causes Me To Cough Up Mucus. Is This Normal?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Many dry powder inhalers use lactose to carry the drug. Any sugar is food for bacteria so rinse and gargle if you can. I find Spiriva very benign, because the inhaler limits the speed of inhalation… read more

Inhaler Costs!

Inhaler Costs!

With the insane cost of inhalers in the US, has anybody here purchased them from another country? I have seen where the Spiriva inhaler only costs $125.00 from Canada, but almost $400 here! I need help as I currently don't have ins & the out of pocket is killing me!

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My son gets his medicines through Mexico. He doesn't have COPD though. He lives in L.A. and the U.S. wanted $175 a month. The Dr in Mexico gets it to a pharmacy of his choice and the exact same thing… read more

Rescue Inhalers

Rescue Inhalers

For those who use rescue inhalers (i.e. Respimat, ProAir, Ventolin...how often do you use and how does it help you?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member

I take trelegy 1st thing in morning & then use puffers a couple of times during day.

Does SPRIVA Make You Short Of Breath

Does SPRIVA Make You Short Of Breath

I been using spriva for a while but seems like it's making me short of breath. Does anyone have this problem. I can use my abuterol and it gets better also right before it's time to take the SPRIVA my breathing seems to get better.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Everyone reacts to inhalers/medication differently. My suggestion would be for you to talk to your doctor or nurse. I have taken Spiriva off and on for about 4 years and I don't have a problem with… read more