I have problems with inhalers, I cant seem to bring in long enough to get the medicine to my lungs, it gets stuck in my throat. Looking to see if there are any meds in pill form for COPD
No but perhaps deliver from a nebulizer maching (breathing treatments or SVN) would work better for you. You need to discuss this with your pulmonogist. Let them see your inhaler technique (the way you are using them) to see if they can give you tips on how to use them. 99% of people do not use them correctly. They may give you a spacer (some are like a plastic tube and some are little bag-like devices that blow up and suck back in when you breathe in and out) to put on the inhaler to hold the medicine in as you breathe. This is a VERY common issue with COPD patients so please discuss the issues with your pulmonologist (or your PCP if they prescribe your inhalers). There are "fixes"!
You need the inhalers for it to work the best. If you take some in pill form you will need more of the drug and the side effects are worse. You may not feel it go to your lungs just as far as your throat, but its still getting there. Exhale as much as you can before you use the inhaler, then do it.
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