Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

roflumilast Roflumilast

Roflumilast reduces inflammation in the lungs that leads to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)...learn more »

formoterol and mometasone Formoterol And Mometasone

Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

indacaterol (inhalation) Indacaterol (inhalation)

Indacaterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

varenicline Varenicline

Varenicline is a smoking cessation medicine. It is used together with behavior modification and counseling support to help you stop smoking...learn more »

tiotropium inhalation Tiotropium Inhalation

Tiotropium inhalation is used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways in the lungs) in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstruct...learn more »

budesonide and formoterol inhalation Budesonide And Formoterol Inhalation

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

fluticasone and salmeterol (inhalation) Fluticasone And Salmeterol (inhalation)

Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing mus...learn more »

budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and lansoprazole Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, And Lansoprazole

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. These antibiotics fight bacteria in the body...learn more »

ipratropium (nasal) Ipratropium (nasal)

Ipratropium nasal is used to treat runny nose caused by seasonal allergies (hay fever). This medication will not treat stuffy nose, sneezing, or cough...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

fluticasone inhalation Fluticasone Inhalation

Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Prednisone also suppresses the immune system...learn more »

nicotine (transdermal) Nicotine (transdermal)

Nicotine is the primary ingredient in tobacco products...learn more »

nicotine (nasal, inhalation) Nicotine (nasal, Inhalation)

Nicotine is the primary ingredient in tobacco products...learn more »

nicotine (oral/patches/nasal) Nicotine (oral/patches/nasal)

Nicotine is the primary ingredient in tobacco products...learn more »

ipratropium inhalation Ipratropium Inhalation

Ipratropium is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

bupropion (oral) Bupropion (oral)

Bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is use...learn more »

theophylline Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest, making the lungs less sensitive to allergens and other causes of bronc...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called penicillins. Amoxicillin fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cefaclor Cefaclor

Cefaclor is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »





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