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Medications for COPD

Drugs associated with COPD

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is COPD: A group of lung diseases characterized by limited airflow with variable degrees of air sack enlargement and lung tissue destruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Symbicort Rx C N 17 reviews
8.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
prednisone Rx C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand name:  Rayos

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Daliresp Rx C N 19 reviews
8.0

Generic name: roflumilast systemic

Drug class: selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
montelukast Off Label Rx B N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Tudorza Pressair Rx C N 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Anoro Ellipta Rx C N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Breo Ellipta Rx C N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
budesonide / formoterol Rx C N 17 reviews
8.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Brand name:  Symbicort

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Rayos Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
aclidinium Rx C N 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aclidinium systemic

Brand name:  Tudorza Pressair

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
fluticasone / vilanterol Rx C N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Breo Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Broncodur Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
guaifenesin / theophylline Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Brand names:  Broncodur, Quibron, Ed-Bron G, Elixophyllin GG, Quibron 300, Theomar GG

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
roflumilast Rx C N 21 reviews
8.0

Generic name: roflumilast systemic

Brand name:  Daliresp

Drug class: selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
umeclidinium / vilanterol Rx C N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Anoro Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Dilor Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Dylix Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
dyphylline Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Brand names:  Dilor, Dylix, Dilor-400, Lufyllin, Lufyllin-400

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Quibron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Striverdi Respimat Rx C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: olodaterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Dilor-400 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Ed-Bron G Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Elixophyllin GG Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Incruse Ellipta Rx C N 2 reviews
2.0

Generic name: umeclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lufyllin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Bronchitis with Airway Obstruction; Bronchitis, Chronic; Chronic Bronchitis; Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease; Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Emphysema

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