Emphysema

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Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the ti...
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Spiriva 388 Advair 369 Symbicort 123
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Spiriva
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Symbicort
Other name: Tiotropium Bromide (Tiotropium Bromide)
Other name: Budesonide-Formoterol (Budesonide-Formoterol)
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Emphysema
Chronic Bronchitis
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Tiotropium bromide (International Nonproprietary Name) is a long-acting, 24 hour, anticholinergic bronchodilator used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tiotropium bromide capsules for inhalation are co-promoted by Boehrin...
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Budesonide/formoterol is a combination formulation containing budesonide and formoterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the EU. Budesonide acts reducing and preventing respiratory tract inflammation, w...
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Top Concerns
Spi
Weight Gain
7
Dry Mouth
5
Depression
4
Breathing Problems
4
Diabetes
3
Heart Attack
2
Lung Cancer
2
Dizzy
2
Palpitations
2
Itching
2
Top Concerns
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Weight Gain
8
Tiredness
7
Thrush
7
Anxiety
5
Chest Tightness
5
Chest Pain
4
Cramping
4
Hoarseness
4
GERD
4
Breathing Problems
4
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Weight Gain
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Dry Mouth
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Depression
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Sym
4
0
Breathing Problems
Spi
Sym
4
4
Diabetes
Spi
Sym
3
0
Heart Attack
Spi
Sym
2
0
Lung Cancer
Spi
Sym
2
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Dizzy
Spi
Sym
2
0
Palpitations
Spi
Sym
2
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Itching
Spi
Sym
2
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Weight Gain
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Spi
8
7
Tiredness
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Spi
7
0
Thrush
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Spi
7
0
Anxiety
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Spi
5
0
Chest Tightness
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Spi
5
0
Chest Pain
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Spi
4
0
Cramping
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Spi
4
0
Hoarseness
Sym
Spi
4
0
GERD
Sym
Spi
4
0
Breathing Problems
Sym
Spi
4
4
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About Spiriva
Tiotropium bromide (International Nonproprietary Name) is a long-acting, 24 hour, anticholinergic bronchodilator used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tiotropium bromide capsules for inhalation are co-promoted by Boehrin...
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About Symbicort
Budesonide/formoterol is a combination formulation containing budesonide and formoterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the EU. Budesonide acts reducing and preventing respiratory tract inflammation, w...
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so much. For the past 2 years I've had extreme exhaustion...
" ...than the puffers? I've been taking Spiriva for years, and it helps. I was given Symbicort and it helped at 1st, but then not so much. For the past 2 years I've had extreme exhaustion, and I didn'... "

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spiriva? I have gained weight on symbicort will spiriva do...
" ...works better symbicort or spiriva? I have gained weight on symbicort will spiriva do the same? I was lead to understand that symbicort is used as a ...You mentioned does spiriva gain weight ? I ... "

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Yes I use Symbicort and I find it absolutely great. I use...
" ...anyone used Symbicort who has emphysema? What were their results? Yes I use Symbicort and I find it absolutely great. I use Spiriva in the morning... "

keep me on symbicort and spiriva as per damage to my lungs...
" ...has improved.. I have copd and my breathing has improved so much that ive been able to stop 2 of my copd meds, tho docs keep me on symbicort and spiriva as per damage to my lung... "

and also have bouts of what my GP has said is urticaria...
" ...worked to relieve the itching, I too am on brycanyl, spiriva and symbicort and also have bouts of what my GP has said is urticaria and it drives me ...coming of the pred did nothing to lessen th... "

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one of the side effects of symbicort and spiriva! And ive...
" ...and spiriva! And ive had one now all this mth and get them every 2 mths...im on my 4th lot of antis.. Im bloody sick of ir too...but i can breathe...there must be... "

anyone take Symbicort only once a day. It works as soon as...
" ...at night I've been using Spiriva for almost a year. And it works really well. After ...see the benefit of taking Symbicort at night. Does anyone take Symbicort only once a day. It works as soon... "

you're supposed to use Symbicort and Onbreze(Arcapta) since...
" ...you. I also take Spiriva but I don't see how it has helped my breathing as much as it has stopped the coughing, really dried me up. ...you're supposed to use Symbicort and Onbreze(Arcapta) since... "

like to get off of symbicort, but how can I do so safely?...
" ...Advair. I am also on Spirva and albuetrol inhalation for nebulizer. Since symbicort, I have gained weight, having ...time. I would like to get off of symbicort, but how can I do so safely? And w... "

so I am in a quandary: is the symptom relief worth...
" ...what you know about Spiriva, Symbicort, and weight gain, ...DO feel that Spiriva relieves my COPD symptoms much better than Symbicort so I am in a quandary: is the symptom relief worth the weigh... "

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