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I have been diagnosed with COPD. Does the Spiriva Inhaler exacerbate the throat mucus. I have thick mucous in my throat, hard to get it out.
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I found Spiriva to be so drying that I could not use it for any COPD problems and made the mucus problem worse. Drinking a lot of water helps. I also find that a hot drink followed by a spoon of honey can dislodge it or melt it. Best of all is nebulized Mucomyst (acetylcysteine), an excellent mucolytic. You need a prescription for it.
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