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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

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.

Medications to treat COPD

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Symbicort C N 24 reviews
8.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
prednisone C N 6 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

 
montelukast Off Label B N 4 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

 
Daliresp C N 27 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

 
Breo Ellipta C N 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Anoro Ellipta C N 16 reviews
9.0

Generic name: umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tudorza Pressair C N 8 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
budesonide / formoterol C N 24 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 C N 1 review
10

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Incruse Ellipta C N 5 reviews
4.0

Generic name: umeclidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
aclidinium C N 8 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

 
Stiolto Respimat C N 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: olodaterol / tiotropium systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone / vilanterol C N 19 reviews
7.0

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

 
roflumilast C N 29 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

 
guaifenesin / theophylline C N Add review Rate

Generic name: guaifenesin / theophylline systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
umeclidinium / vilanterol C N 17 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

 
dyphylline C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
levalbuterol C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Brand names:  Xopenex HFA, Xopenex, Xopenex Concentrate

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Striverdi Respimat C N 3 reviews
3.0

Generic name: olodaterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Xopenex HFA C N Add review Rate

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
olodaterol / tiotropium C N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: olodaterol / tiotropium systemic

Brand name:  Stiolto Respimat

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
olodaterol C N 3 reviews
3.0

Generic name: olodaterol systemic

Brand name:  Striverdi Respimat

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Xopenex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol U Add review Rate

Generic name: fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Trelegy Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: interactions,

 
Trelegy Ellipta U Add review Rate

Generic name: fluticasone / umeclidinium / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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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 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 Schedule
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.

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