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COPD Questions

I am suffering from copd. I take defcort or sterio 4at one month interval. Now from few time I have to take at a interval of 5-7 day. If I increase my nibulisrr then 10 days. What should I do. Am I suffering from lung fibrosis? Is there any other medicines or treatment. I am 74 and worried as winter also approaching. Why there is sudden increase in the breathlessness.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from copd. I take defcort or sterio 4at one month interval. Now from few time I have to take at a inte...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, defcort is not the answer for your copd. U need to he put on different kind of inhalers and few other medications to keep your copd under control. Hrct thorax needs to be done to rule out any fibrosis.
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I am copd patient. Right now having hscrp 9.9. Taking defcort 6 mg for wheezing which is taken regularly and doxt sl for coughing. But the coughing is not going. Do you feel any other medicines would help.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Mr. lybrate-user, daily consumption of defcort is injurious to health. It has not of side effects. More over copd is less likely to respond to steroids. U need to be started on inhalers.
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I am 79 years male, all my performance daily is ok, but the copd makes me not ot perform excessive since saturation falls to 82 from 94 I am taking pills prifenex 200 mg 2-0-2 daily. Diagnosed as copd fibrosis rest of my functions normal ,will I live or progressive to death.

Dr.Pulak Mukherjee 90% (10883ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hooghly
I am 79 years male, all my performance daily is ok, but the copd makes me not ot perform excessive since saturation f...
Start doing yoga, start doing meditation, do deep breathing exercises, you need proper homeopathic treatment to cure your problem, so you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation, fibrosis of lung is common if you suffer long.
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My age is 54. I am a patient of copd and also suffering from neurological problem. Doctor suggest me cartigen 1500. Is cartigen safe for copd patients?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
My age is 54. I am a patient of copd and also suffering from neurological problem. Doctor suggest me cartigen 1500. I...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, cartigen mainly contains glucosamine and few other micronutrients. It can be beneficial for copd too. Absolutely no harm in taking those tablets.
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My age is 68 year old, suffering from copd taking medicine brofil-sr, daw lm, calgrow forte, loftair pump and twice a day nebulization. But while steps stair and exercise getting breathless.

MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
My age is 68 year old, suffering from copd taking medicine brofil-sr, daw lm, calgrow forte, loftair pump and twice a...
Your treatment seems to be adequate, please let me know high nebulisation are you taking. Try and do some yoga and deep breathing exercises. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an important aspect of the treatment.
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Can I take hexicof ls syrup instead of mucolite ls for my copd since latter is unavailable?

MBBS,, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, EDRAM
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Can I take hexicof ls syrup instead of mucolite ls for my copd since latter is unavailable?
Hexicof ls has antihistaminics and levosalbutamol and mucolytics. Since you r already on and inhalers montek fx which has antihistaminics already and bronchodilators I will not advice using a substitute. Its better to find plain mucolytics of some other brand.
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Hyperflated both lung, repeated pft normal (79.1 & 81.9 ).blood report normal. Symptom was heavy cough for 3/4 .nothing else. Smoked for 15 years, family history asthma. Doctor says copd. Prescribed foracort 200 rotacap two capsule morning night. With medicine no cough, morning symptoms, nothing. Doctor said next visit he will reduce the dose. 4 month lockdown and covid, hospital outdoor is close ,cannot meet doctor. currently experiencing dry mouth, throat ,carving for something. May be side effect, I does not know. Please advice how much does should I reduce?

MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Hyperflated both lung, repeated pft normal (79.1 & 81.9 ).blood report normal. Symptom was heavy cough for 3/4 .nothi...
You can reduce it to one capsule each time for this month and it can be tapered accordingly next month. Have you recently stopped smoking? Make sure you rinse your mouth after using the inhaler.
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My mother is a copd patient and was taking formoflo250 and telekast-f. But recently again she had severe cough and feels irritation in the throat and gets tired even if she got upstairs. Now, duolin, monteklc, unicontin400, clavam625, brozedex, is it ok.

Dr.Amit Jauhari 91% (826ratings)
MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
Dear Lybrate user, your mother is in exacerbation phase (flare up) of copd. The treatment seems adequate and has to be continued as per doctor's advice. Inquire about influenza & pneumococcal vaccination from your doctor, it helps in reducing flare up incidents. Do contact in case of further query. Wishing speedy recovery.
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I have been diagnosed with copd for which tab supradyn 1-1-1 has been recommended this is not helping and my breathlessness is troubling pl advise.

Dr.Amit Jauhari 91% (826ratings)
MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
I have been diagnosed with copd for which tab supradyn 1-1-1 has been recommended
this is not helping and my breathle...
Dear sir, supradyn is a vitamin and cannot cure breathlessness of copd / asthma. You need to visit a pulmonologist and get your pft done. Pft will help in proper staging of disease and choosing of inhaler for treatment. Wishing good health.
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