I'm wondering if anyone within the community has tried the newest med (pills, four x a day) I wouuld have to go back to find the name again but cannot at this time. I know we are all different but anyone have a review for the pills vs inhailants like Spriva?
I am not sure what pills you are talking about, but most inhalant drugs also come as pills. With inhalant drugs the advantage is that the medication goes straight into the lungs, gives instant relief, and the dose of drug in each puff is several thousand times lower than a single oral drug dose.
Asthma/COPD can be treated in many ways and one has to find the best method by trial and error. One way to treat is through nebulization. In this the drug goes directly into the lungs just like inhalers. Rotacaps is another such method. You can discuss this with the asthma specialist. The medicines used can be asthalin, trebutaline, steroids, ipratropium bromide, and chromolyn sodium amongst a few options available. You will have to keep the house, bed linen etc dust free. Check for molds at home—under sink, bathroom, toilets, drains, damp wall, under carpets etc. Mold spores can make asthma worse. Special masks are available in the market to take care of dust and pollens. HEPPA filters can be installed at home to take care of the allergens. Please consult an asthma specialist or any chest specialist and a change in prescription medications may help. Also pulmonary function tests should be done to assess the degree of obstruction and this will help in dose adjustment. Hope this helps. Take care!
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