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Medications for COPD

Other names: Bronchitis with Airway Obstruction; Bronchitis, Chronic; Chronic Bronchitis; Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease; Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Emphysema

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.

Drugs used to treat COPD

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Symbicort 7.5 45 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Trelegy Ellipta 5.8 103 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

prednisone 7.4 15 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand name:  Rayos

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

montelukast Off-label 7.5 10 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Breztri Aerosphere 9.5 2 reviews
Rx N X

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol / glycopyrrolate systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol 5.7 104 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Trelegy Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anoro Ellipta 6.9 54 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Breo Ellipta 6.9 35 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Daliresp 7.7 45 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: roflumilast systemic

Drug class: selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

budesonide / formoterol 7.6 46 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Brand names:  Symbicort, Breyna

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tudorza Pressair 9.0 14 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: aclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Incruse Ellipta 2.9 20 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: umeclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Stiolto Respimat 6.5 30 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: olodaterol / tiotropium systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Rayos 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

aclidinium 9.0 14 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: aclidinium systemic

Brand name:  Tudorza Pressair

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

fluticasone / vilanterol 6.9 35 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Breo Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

levalbuterol 8.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Brand names:  Xopenex, Xopenex HFA, Xopenex Concentrate

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

roflumilast 7.8 48 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: roflumilast systemic

Brand name:  Daliresp

Drug class: selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

umeclidinium / vilanterol 6.8 55 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Anoro Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bevespi Aerosphere 7.5 5 reviews
Rx N X

Generic name: formoterol / glycopyrrolate systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Xopenex 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

olodaterol / tiotropium 6.4 31 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: olodaterol / tiotropium systemic

Brand name:  Stiolto Respimat

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Striverdi Respimat 5.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: olodaterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

umeclidinium 2.8 21 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: umeclidinium systemic

Brand name:  Incruse Ellipta

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Xopenex HFA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Frequently asked questions

Topics under COPD

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Further information

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