Approved Treatments for COPD

Tudorza

Tudorza (aclidinium bromide)is a bronchodilator used as a long-term treatment in people with COPD. It works by relaxing and opening the airways to the lungs, making it easier to breathe.

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Albuterol

Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is a short-acting bronchodilator. It is used in emergency situations or for quick relief use as needed.

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 Combivent Respimat

Combivent Respimat (albuterol–ipratropium) is a short-acting bronchodilator for people with COPD whose symptoms are not controlled by a regular aerosol bronchodilator and continue to experience a bronchospasm (airway constriction).

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Brovana

Brovana (arformoterol) is a bronchodilator in the long-acting beta agonists class. It is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with COPD.

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Pulmicort

Pulmicort (budesonide inhalation) is a corticosteroid used to prevent breathing difficulties, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing caused by respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD.

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Symbicort

Symbicort (budesonide-formoterol) is a maintenance treatment used to prevent bronchospasm (airway narrowing) caused by COPD. It is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide) that reduces inflammation, and a long-acting bronchodilator (formoterol).

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Flovent

Flovent (fluticasone) is a prescription corticosteroid used to prevent breathing difficulties, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing caused by respiratory disorders such as COPD.

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Advair Diskus

Advair Diskus (fluticasone-salmeterol)  is an inhalation maintenance treatment for breathing difficulties caused by COPD. It is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone) with a long-acting bronchodilator (salmeterol).

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Breo ellipta

Breo ellipta (fluticasone-vilanterol is used as a maintenance therapy for airway obstruction and to reduce sudden flares caused by COPD. It is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone) and a long-acting bronchodilator (vilanterol).

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Formoterol

Formoterol (brand names Perforomist, Foradil) is a bronchodilator in a class of medications called long-acting beta agonists. It is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness in people with COPD.

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Seebri Neohaler

Seebri Neohaler (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic medicine used as a long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in people with COPD.

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Bevespi Aerosphere

Bevespi Aerosphere (glycopyrrolate-formoterol) is designed to maximize bronchodilation as a long-term maintenance treatment for COPD. Glycopyrrolate is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist) bronchodilator, and formoterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist bronchodilator.

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Utibron Neohaler

Utibron Neohaler (glycopyrrolate-indacaterol) is a long-term maintenance treatment for airflow obstruction or to prevent bronchospasm in people with COPD. Glycopyrrolate is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist bronchodilator, and indacaterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist bronchodilator.

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Arcapta

Arcapta (iundacaterol) is a long-acting bronchodilator from the beta agonists class. It is used for breathing difficulties such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with COPD.

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Atrovent HFA

Atrovent HFA (ipratropium) is a short-acting bronchodilator used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with COPD.

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Xopenex HFA

Xopenex HFA (levalbuterol) is a short-acting bronchodilator (rescue bronchodilator) to treat or prevent a bronchospasm, or to relieve or prevent the wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness caused by COPD and lung diseases such as asthma.

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Striverdi Respimat

Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol)is a long-acting bronchodilator from the beta-adrenergic agonists LABA class of medicines. It is used to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by COPD.

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Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a prescription steroid used to treat various conditions including breathing disorders such as COPD.

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Daliresp

Daliresp (roflumilast)is used in adults with severe COPD to decrease the number of exacerbations. It is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase inhibitors and works by decreasing the swelling in the lungs.

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Serevent

Serevent (salmeterol) a long-acting beta agonist bronchodilator used to prevent breathing difficulties such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness caused by COPD.

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Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator that’s been used in the treatment of COPD for more than seven decades. It is used to treat wheezing or shortness of breath caused by asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other breathing disorders.

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Spiriva Respimat

Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is a bronchodilator used as a long-term maintenance treatment in people with COPD and for reducing COPD exacerbations.

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Stiolto Respimat 

Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium–olodaterol) is an inhalation spray that maximizes bronchodilation for the long-term maintenance treatment of COPD. Tiotropium is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist bronchodilator, and olodaterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist bronchodilator.

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Incruse Ellipta

Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium)is an anticholinergic medicine used as a long-term treatment in people with COPD. It works by relaxing and opening the airways to the lungs, making breathing easier.

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Anoro Elipta

Anoro Elipta (umeclidinium-vilanterol) is used to maximize bronchodilation for the once-daily maintenance treatment of COPD. Umeclidinium is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist  bronchodilator, and vilanterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist bronchodilator.

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Arikayce

Arikayce (liposomal amikacin for inhalation, also known as LAI) is intended for the treatment of serious chronic lung infections, such as non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM). Chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, are risk factors for NTM.

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Revefenacin

Revefenacin is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist for the treatment of adults with COPD. It is delivered as a mist.

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Lonhala Magnair Inhalation Solution

Lonhala Magnair (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution, also known as SUN-101/eFlow, is a combination of glycopyrrolate, which is used to reduce secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach, and eFlow, an innovative nebulizer closed system, for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in people with moderate to very severe COPD.

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Trelegy Ellipta

Trelegy Ellipta is a once-daily, single-inhaler triple therapy approved as a long-term maintenance treatment for certain patients COPD, including those with chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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