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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Jeremy

United States

#23 Feb 16, 2010
I am 23 years old and I'm in the U.S. ARMY. I was diagnosed with COPD yesterday. I am a smoker and have been for the last 6 years. The doc gave me an inhaler that has albuterol. But I fear these army docs are not well informed on what would be a "helpful" treatment, and unfortuniately I am not entitled to a second opinion. I know quitting smoking is obviously the first step to dealing with this condition. Are there alternatives routes to take? What do I do? I don't have any family or friends close to help out. All this research I've done is scaring the hell out of me. I'm not getting worse with the inhaler yet, but its certainly not helping me breath. I have been coughing to the point where I feel I'm going to pass out.
Linda

Delray Beach, FL

#24 Mar 19, 2010
rpj3 wrote:
Albuterol INCREASES the COPD death rate! Wow! If true (is it true) that's really scary!
How can I find out about this?
I have used albuterol for 16 years, have had COPD longer and am still alive.
Linda

Delray Beach, FL

#25 Mar 19, 2010
I have used albuterol for 16 years, have had COPD longer and am still alive.Dr. told me to take Advair now,but I tried it and did not like itso I went back on the Albuterol. You can get it at Sams Club and don't have to be a member to use the pharmacy.
Bonnie

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Jun 29, 2010
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
This sounds so familiar. My mom went in on Feb 9 for being short of breath. They did 4 or 5 treatments with albuterol, one right after another. After distress got worse, they said she needed to be intubated. They put her on morphine for that procedure. They decided she could have the tube removed after a day but she never was awake after they tubed her. They took the tube out, she breathed on her own but not adequately enough, so they put the tube back in, and cut out all morphine, tranquilizers etc to allow her to wake up. She never did. after a day or two we had to make a decision to leave her on the vent, unresponsive forever, or take her off the tube and allow her to die. We removed the tube, and had to sit and wait 15 hours listening to her drown in the buildup of fluids in her lungs. Per the doctor they could not then give her enough morphine to just stop the struggling for breath. How absolutely agonizing and barbaric. And they call this choices.
Vincent

Waterloo, Canada

#27 Oct 29, 2010
I'm Freaked Out Because I Have A Lung Infection And I Don't Knw If Its Due 2That Stupid Inhaler I Hate These Nurses I'm Dealing With Because I Get Heartburn From Gaging Because I Spit Out Slimy Flem And My Voice Sounds Horrible Right Now But I'm Hoping It Goes Away And That Stupid Proair Isn't Worth A Fuck! I Just. Hope Someone Sues These Idiots That Way We Get Our Original Inhaler Back! All The Government And Doctors Wana Do Is Make Money! They Don't Care About People Us Because Their Not Going Thru It Them Selves But I Do Hope They Get Sick Like Us That Way They'll Know What It Feels Like 2Be I'm Our Situation They Deserve It! Because It Ain't Right What They Did 2Us Those Assholes!
Elizabeth

Ellijay, GA

#28 Mar 1, 2011
Has anyone heard of using Glutathione in a nebulizer for COPD ?
Annette

AOL

#29 Oct 21, 2011
I just lost my mom on August 14th to COPD after 25 years of dealing with this disease.....I am having a hard time understanding what really happened. She suddenly had difficulty walking and standing and her legs were so swollen, they were even shiny. She came home from the hospital and stayed with me at my home until she passed. She was bed ridden...couldn't walk or stand. She appeared to be getting better than was diagnosed with pneumonia, which she recovered from. She had bad days and good days. She was very active, was still driving, and then suddenly in June things seemed to change suddenly. My question is, what are the symtoms of dying from this awful disease? I thought my mom was doing better, and all of a sudden she's gone..........
Melissa

Saint Marys, GA

#30 Nov 1, 2011
My grandmother died yesterday of end stage CoPD. They used albuterol on her for years, but then she got MRSA in her lungs along with a tumor. Was so week the drs said nothing could e done for her. She was not even strong enough for biopsy her lumps collapsed with first radiation and biopsy 1-2 years prior. Her dr told us morphine kills the patient faster ( copd patient) please becareful unless they are just in extreme pain hold off on the morphine. So sorry for everyone here who's lost someone like this copd is hard to watch a loved one go through.
czs

United States

#31 Feb 7, 2013
Ive been use albuteral proair & proventil that has oleic acid which is sometimes derived from soy that has put me in a cough fit for long period but both have saved my life over 30times in past year i have asma due to lungworm dr. Hv yet to treat ive got them down to almost o myself they sure like to rake ins.&gov.$ im takin prazi &metroniadazole whic is killin worm i believe one or more is from sushi very hard to kill &they all travel thru lung die or not plus animal dust dirt with eggs food or water _100%pinaple help lungs &ginger tea or soup from raw
Margie

Columbus, GA

#32 Feb 23, 2014
Julie Jones wrote:
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.
. Hey what Meds fid they replace your albutetal with
ester c girl

Charlotte, NC

#34 Jan 15, 2016
It breaks my heart to read all these posts about a disease that takes a person's very breath away. I have found that taking Ester-C in capsule form only prevents inflamation and cuts down on my attacks and also prevents me from getting the flu because it strengthens the immune system. My Dr. was amazed that I had not gotten sick for 5 years while on it. This is not regular vitamin c, but "Ester-C". I discovered ester-C because the UK had done research that showed promising results.
Obe

Independence, MO

#36 Mar 9, 2016
I take qvar every day and only use albutetol as rescue inhaler these are per my dr instructions.
Theresa kmetz

Lakeland, FL

#42 Aug 28, 2016
Julie Jones wrote:
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.
Could you please tell me what medication they put you on, instead of albuterol?
Theresa kmetz

Lakeland, FL

#43 Aug 28, 2016
Julie Jones could you tell me what medication they put you on, in place of albuterol?
Orvskid

Cleveland, OH

#45 Nov 23, 2016
I think I may have added my comments to yours. Sorry about that. Please see above.
Micheal

United States

#47 Dec 20, 2016
Why do they make this stuff if the doc say you can use it then spme one say you cant
Megan

New York, NY

#50 Mar 30, 2017
For the past few years I have had difficulty working out in yard, then in 2015 it got harder and harder to breathe. After many tests, it was a CT scan that showed COPD, emphysema and scarring in my lungs. I quit smoking 8 years ago but the damage has been done. I got to a point I couldn't catch my breath and was coughing so hard I thought the top of my head would blow off, nothing was really working to help my condition. Finally i started on COPD herbal formula i purchased from NewLife Herbal Clinic, i read alot of positive reviews from other patients who used the COPD herbal treatment. I used the herbal remedy for 7 weeks, its effects on COPD is amazing, all my symptoms gradually faded away, i breath very more freely now!(Visit www. newlifeherbalclinic. com ) I recommend this COPD herbal formula for all COPD/Emphysema sufferers

Megan Flores
New Jersey, USA.
Rafael Valentin

Tampa, FL

#51 Apr 24, 2017
rpj3 wrote:
Albuterol INCREASES the COPD death rate! Wow! If true (is it true) that's really scary!

How can I find out about this?
I use it every day
Daphne

Washington, DC

#58 Jun 27, 2017
dave wrote:
<quoted text>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!
I have found that clear lungs the natural herb to be beneficial with cops and emphysema. It will increase your no so please monitor you blood pressure. I found it to be Extremly beautiful and helpful with exercise...... Peace and good health

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