Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition that affects up to 10% of individuals aged 40 years or older. It’s also the third-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 120,000 individuals each year. Treating COPD can be complicated with all of the rescue inhalers and maintenance medications out there. Here’s what you need to know about Spiriva, the once-daily prescription drug for COPD. See More
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Post-nasal drip has a new name: upper airway cough syndrome or UACS. If you have a cough that won’t go away, along with nasal congestion, “dripping” mucus down the back of your throat, the sensation that you need to clear your throat, a hoarse voice, or if you wake up in the morning with “gunk” in the back of your throat . . . this may be you.
This very common cause of a cough that won’t go away, upper airway cough syndrome, can be allergic or nonallergic and may be related to a sinusitis. See More
Suffering from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) stinks, and so does paying a ton of money for your COPD inhalers. Spiriva (tiotropium) is probably your most expensive inhaler and you will wonder if it’s worth the cost. Insurance companies don’t like to pay for it and there is no generic option that is similar.
Spiriva is a long-acting anti-cholinergic inhaler used once a day for COPD. Spiriva has been shown to work better than Atrovent (ipratropium), which has been the much cheaper mainstay of COPD treatment. See More