Treatments for COPD

Below is a listing of treatments, therapies, and surgeries for COPD. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Advair (Fluticasone/Salmeterol)

    Overview
    Advair is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Advair is a combination drug composed of Flu... read more

  • Alvesco (Ciclesonide)

    Overview
    Alvesco is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 for maintenance treatment of asthma in people 12 years of age and older. In chronic obstructive pulmonary dise... read more

  • Anoro Ellipta (Umeclidinium/Vilanterol)

    Overview
    Anoro Ellipta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment for airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmon... read more

  • Antibiotics

    Overview
    Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed in som... read more

  • Arcapta Neohaler (Indacaterol maleate)

    Overview

    Arcapta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 for maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arcapta is... read more

  • Arnuity Ellipta (Fluticasone furoate)

    Overview

    Arnuity Ellipta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for maintenance treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arnuity Ellipt... read more

  • Asmanex (Mometasone)

    Overview
    Asmanex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 for maintenance treatment of asthma. Asmanex is indicated for use in people four years of age and older. Asman... read more

  • Atrovent (Ipratropium bromide)

    Overview
    Atrovent is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the maintenance treatment of bronchospasms caused by asthma, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CO... read more

  • Bevespi Aerosphere (Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol fumarate)

    Overview
    Bevespi Aerosphere is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as long-term maintenance treatment for airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary dis... read more

  • Breo Ellipta (Fluticasone/Vilanterol)

    Overview

    Breo Ellipta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 for daily maintenance treatment in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Breo Ellipta ... read more

  • Brovana (Arformoterol)

    Overview

    Brovana is a prescription drug first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term maintenance of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Brovana is n... read more

  • Bullectomy

    Overview

    In people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the structure of the lung weakens. The alveoli, tiny sacs of air where carbon dioxide is exchanged for oxygen, may become damaged. If the... read more

  • Combivent Respimat (Ipratropium bromide/Albuterol)

    Overview
    Combivent Respimat is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combivent Resp... read more

  • Daliresp (Roflumilast)

    Overview
    Daliresp is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of exacerbations in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, ... read more

  • Dulera (Mometasone/Formoterol)

    Overview
    Dulera is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 for maintenance treatment of asthma. Dulera helps prevent bronchospasm in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... read more

  • DuoNeb (Ipratropium/Albuterol)

    Overview
    DuoNeb is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who need more than one bronchodilator... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview

    Even small amounts of physical activity can improve symptoms and promote general health in people with any stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aerobic exercise keeps your heart he... read more

  • Flu shots

    Overview
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk for serious complications from influenza (the flu), such as pneumonia. It is important to protect yourself by receiving a f... read more

  • Foradil (Formoterol)

    Overview
    Foradil is a prescription drug first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 for maintenance of asthma and prevention of bronchospasms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD... read more

  • Glassia (Alpha1-proteinase inhibitor [human])

    Overview
    Glassia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as maintenance therapy in adults who have clinically evident emphysema due to Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a rare g... read more

  • Incruse Ellipta (Umeclidinium bromide)

    Overview
    Incruse Ellipta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic obstructive pulm... read more

  • Lung transplant

    Overview
    Lung transplant may be an option for some people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have tried every other avenue of treatment. Lung transplants may involve one (single-lu... read more

  • Lung volume reduction surgery

    Overview

    Lung transplant may be an option for some people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have tried every other avenue of treatment. Lung transplants may involve one (single-... read more

  • Mucinex (Guaifenesin)

    Overview

    Mucinex, also known by its drug name, Guaifenesin, is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve coughs and chest congestion associated with cold and flu. Some physicians recommend Mucinex to he... read more

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