COPD/Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysemia

510 members with COPD/Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysemia

COPD, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD), is a lung condition that consists of heavy sputum production (chronic bronchitis) and destruction of lung tissue (emphysema). Most often caused by long term exposure to cigarette smoke, COPD is a common cause of shortness of breath in older patients - often made worse by infections and/or exposure to air pollution.

Top medications used by MediGuard members with this condition:

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Name Patients Severity
Tiotropium 24% Moderate
Albuterol 22% Moderate
Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol 9% Moderate
Albuterol Sulfate with Ipratropium Bromide 8% Moderate
Ipratropium 7% Moderate
Symbicort 6% Moderate
Theophylline 5% Moderate
Formoterol 5% Moderate
Duoneb 5% Moderate
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