Inhaler can double COPD death rate

Inhaler can double COPD death rate

There are 39 comments on the Newscom story from Jul 5, 2006, titled Inhaler can double COPD death rate. In it, Newscom reports that:

While anticholinergic inhalers reduce COPD deaths by 73 percent, beta-agonist inhalers more than double it, a study said this week.

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rpj3

AOL

#1 Oct 25, 2006
Albuterol INCREASES the COPD death rate! Wow! If true (is it true) that's really scary!

How can I find out about this?
Allen

AOL

#2 Oct 26, 2006
If Albuterol does this why are doctors still giving it?
Julie Jones

United States

#3 Jun 8, 2007
I was taking albuterol for years. Then it seemed it was not helping, but seemed to make it worse. I went to the doctor and he changed my medication. No problems with what I take now. I did read something about albuterol could worsen and maybe death. I too would like to know why they still prescribe this medication, but it did help me for years.

“Still Alive And Kicking!”

Since: Jun 07

Northern Minnesota

#4 Jun 13, 2007
Hi everyone. I'm new here, but the above posts scare me too. My inhaler (Albuterol) hasn't been working that well for me either. My pharmacist did say something about discontinuing the inhaler due to the pollution they cause to the air.

Susie in MN
dave

AOL

#6 Jun 21, 2007
Karin Goebelsmann wrote:
Albuterol has not been working for me at all and the above reports are scary. My pharmacist told me as well that it is polluting the air, what about the damage to my lungs Albuterol caused?
Right now I am supposed to use the Asmanex Twistinhaler for 14 days and return to the doctor. Does anyone know of natural remedies against COPD?
No,nothing that I know of. I've had what they call end stage COPD for allmost 9 years and have used Advair for the last 4 Since I've been on Advair I have done much better. I belive the best thing you can do foryourself is to excercise every day.If you can get into a good rehab and take it from that point on with a 30/40 min light workout most days you will not belive how much it helps.Good Luck!
Susan Combs

Tucson, AZ

#7 Jun 27, 2007
If anyone is on the new ProAir HFA Albuterol Inhaler...it will make your condition worse, be it COPD or Asthma. The FDA has banned the use of CFC Albuterol because of a phony Ozone Layer threat. We have found this claim to be false and are now in the middle of a long fight against the FDA. The new medication, Ivax ProAir HFA contains ETHANOL...this is very bad for any knid of lung disease / breathing disorder. I have a petition and would like for you to read some of the MANY comments regarding the new albuterol HFA. Thank You,
Susan
The National Organization Of Asthma And COPD Patients
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/300...
stillwheezy

Honolulu, HI

#8 Aug 7, 2007
I agree with Susan that ProAir is completely ineffective and also has adverse affects! I tried the ProAir HFA inhaler by Ivax and flew into immediate severe bronchospasms, seriously I couldn't believe it did that. It did nothing to relieve my asthma, didn't even go deep into my lungs at all, and stung the back of my throat like pins and needles. Something's wrong with it, and I tried it several times and the same thing kept happening. So, I Googled, "What's wrong with HFA ProAir Inhaler" and found 100's and 100's of people complaining about the same thing.

It is scary to think that they are banning Albuterol. CFC Albuterol is life saving for asthma. Please check out the petition to at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/30059... . There are many people complaining about the adverse affects of ProAir and even more terrified of not being able to get albuterol.
Taking

Mandeville, LA

#9 Aug 18, 2007
They say that Advair increases rate and i am starting to believe it.

Two months ago i went to the allergist for allergies which I don't have. He checked my breathing and it was low.

He then put me on advair and i found my breathing getting worse so he made me take it twice a day and it is getting even more worse.

I breathed the same for years, exactly the same and now that i am on the advair, i can't breathe without it at all. Lots of bronchial problems, low shallow breath etc.

Makes me think it is hurting me more than helping.
Dolores

Union City, TN

#10 Aug 27, 2007
Does anyone know if the albuterol used in a nebulizer is dangerous?
Daughter

Los Angeles, CA

#11 May 21, 2008
My mother was on Albuterol while hospitalized. She was unable to get weaned from her ventilator until we got her off Albuterol and put her on Xoponex - a form of Albuterol, but with less heart palpitations. When I got her home, I cut her dosage by 2/3 and she was able to breath more easily using minimal oxygen.
thinkaboutit

Inverness, FL

#12 May 25, 2008
I can not believe that these people pass laws that prohibit the use of any consumer based product strictly on the grounds of "saving the environment". These same law makers allow large cooperations to pollute at will and they are worried about my inhaler? They waste tax payers money on theses ignorant acts because they do not have the balls to take on the large corporations. To make it worse, after they pass these laws they drive home in their huge SUVs (that pollute WAY more than my inhaler) and turn on every light in their over sized mansions and water their lawns. This country needs an enema!!!
stephanie

Amherst, NH

#13 Oct 23, 2008
i lost my mother to copd, or so said the hospital. lab tests revealed thyroid disorder, anemia cause by an ulcer and a small bout of pnemonia in the left lung.. she went in on the 27th of march and was told she would be home monday. She lived in NC with my father. both had retired there in 1989. by Sunday she was on a breathing machine. She passed away on 1 april. Seh was 74 years old. You've got to take good care of yourselves, not smoke, exercise. I've never been able to get her medical records. they gave her morphine and increase the dosage until she passed. horrible
walker

Howell, MI

#14 Dec 7, 2008
Dolores wrote:
Does anyone know if the albuterol used in a nebulizer is dangerous?
i have been on the nebulizer meds albuterol/ ipratopium bromide, i have been on this treatment for over 12 yrs, however i have been progressivly getting worse , ithought that was just the natural progression of the diease, thanks for your question, i too will research this and find a answer .
Dianna

Reston, VA

#15 Mar 19, 2009
My 36 year old daughter died of COPD six years ago. She had a heart attack because she wasn't getting enough oxygen. She had just been diagnosed with COPD 2 weeks before she died and they gave her albuterol. I remember 2 days before she died she made the comment that the inhalers the doctor prescribed could cause a heart attack and kill her. Well guess what!! I am still saddened and furious becasue I believe if she had been treated properly she would be alive today.
mchapma

Neenah, WI

#16 Apr 2, 2009
For nearly four months now I've been dealing with this cough (that seems to get worse in the evening) and shortness of breath. I have no insurance so I don't really know what the deal is here other than this really sucks. Lung infection or copd?
Donna Billings MT

Glendive, MT

#18 May 25, 2009
I have a rare medical condition along with COPD.
I have known for some time that my medical disease life expectancy was 5 to 10 and I am on the 9th year. This doctor treating the copd says 1 to 2 years to live.
So I am really feeling pretty distressed about all this and wondered if anyone out there has any ideas of how to deal with all this. thanks
NanaRose

Sugar Land, TX

#19 Nov 15, 2009
I am sorry to hear this baout your Mother. Increased levels of Morphine is what killed my aunt at a hospital in Miami. I will never forget this.
stephanie wrote:
i lost my mother to copd, or so said the hospital. lab tests revealed thyroid disorder, anemia cause by an ulcer and a small bout of pnemonia in the left lung.. she went in on the 27th of march and was told she would be home monday. She lived in NC with my father. both had retired there in 1989. by Sunday she was on a breathing machine. She passed away on 1 april. Seh was 74 years old. You've got to take good care of yourselves, not smoke, exercise. I've never been able to get her medical records. they gave her morphine and increase the dosage until she passed. horrible
Shirley

Everett, WA

#20 Jan 3, 2010
Donna Billings MT wrote:
I have a rare medical condition along with COPD.
I have known for some time that my medical disease life expectancy was 5 to 10 and I am on the 9th year. This doctor treating the copd says 1 to 2 years to live.
So I am really feeling pretty distressed about all this and wondered if anyone out there has any ideas of how to deal with all this. thanks
hello, have an idea how you feel!! if possible buy the book or cd "the power of now" by eckhart tolle
good days
Sherry

United States

#21 Jan 9, 2010
I lost my mother in June. The Doctors said there was nothing more they could do for her . I wanted to bring her home but they wanted to send her to Hospice House. I think the morphine killed her also .
Deborah Leader RN

United States

#22 Jan 10, 2010

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