Can people become dependent on inhalers for their lungs to operate regularly (like combivent)?
Question posted by rayxmoneyyy on 12 April 2010
Last updated on 4 January 2017
I entered a study for inhalers approved by the FDA for COPD. Almost immediately, I became dependent on them. If I do not take them 4 times a day I become short of breath and/or start wheezing. Almost every morning, after 7 or 8 hours of no inhalers, I am like this. I continue to smoke, but I was never SOB or wheezing like this before I started using inhalers. Any answers?
I would not say people become dependent on inhalers i have asthma and i take mine because i know it helps me and if you notice that it helps you then just take it as directed,hope this helps
I asked the same question of my doctor. He said no... I said my dad died of Black Lung. He said Asthma and Black Lung are different. Now that I have been taking my medication (inhalers) as directed I feel so much better. I know I can go without, but I have found if I do, I do not breathe the same. The inhaler keeps the bronicals open and the heart works better, your lungs and all organs of the body work better.
Hope this helps
- Combivent uses and safety info
- Combivent information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Combivent (detailed)
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