Chronic stable disease – drug therapy

COPD management involves treatment of chronic stable disease and of exacerbations.1 Treatment of chronic stable COPD aims to prevent exacerbations and improve physical function through a combination of drug and non-drug therapy options.

This section outlines the major inhaled therapies for COPD; bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. Go to the ThinkCOPDifferently section to learn about an additional class of COPD drugs, the PDE4 inhibitors.

 

Reference

  1. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD): Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD. 2013. www.goldcopd.org

Chronic stable disease - non drug therapy

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