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The term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung conditions, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive airways disease. Because of the narrowing of their airways, people with COPD have breathing problems, which is referred to as airflow obstruction. COPD mainly affects people over the age of 40 and who smoke. There are COPD treatments online that can help manage the illness.
No, there is currently no known cure for COPD. However, there are treatments and medications available that can help relieve the symptoms and manage the condition.
The medication you are prescribed should work as it is the chosen based on your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. If the symptoms of COPD are still present after taking the medication you have been prescribed, you should speak to your pharmacist straight away. They can then decide on whether you should continue with the medication or change the prescription.
Nearly all medications have some side effects, and the severity of them differ from person to person. Common side effects include headaches, a dry mouth or a cough. Some side effects are worse depending on the medication you use and how your body reacts to it. If you are worried about the potential side effects from the medication you are taking or are currently experiencing a side effect, you should speak with your pharmacist immediately.
Yes, there are many different COPD treatments online that you can buy. Online pharmacies such as e-Surgery stock many forms of medication including Bronchodilators, steroid inhalers and COPD rescue packs. You would need to complete a quick consultation with a medical professional before you are prescribed the right medication for your specific needs.
You can find the instructions on how you should store the medication on the packaging or on a leaflet that comes with the medication. Your pharmacist should also inform you of how to correctly store the medication you have been prescribed. Usually, it is advised that you keep the medication at room temperature, away from direct light and moisture. Should you have any queries about how to correctly store your COPD medication, you should speak to a medical professional straight away.
To dispose of the medication once used, you should safely return it to your local pharmacy or GP surgery, make sure to find out if they accept the return of used medications beforehand. It is important that you do not put the empty medication into a normal bin at home or in public as the remaining medication can potentially harm the environment.
Yes. You will need to be prescribed the medication by a pharmacist or medical professional before being allowed to purchase any medication, not just for COPD. You will be required to partake in a short consultation to find out your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. This is to ensure that you are given access to the medication that best suits your suspected illness.
e-Surgery use Royal Mail to deliver our customers’ orders. The delivery options include Royal mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy COPD treatment online, they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging to the address you have chosen. Find out how to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
You can find out more information about the medication by reading the patient information leaflet that comes inside of the product. This will give instructions on how to store it, the correct dosage, the possible side effects and how to dispose of the medication once used, along with many other relevant information. You should also be able to access the patient information leaflet online.
Alcohol can be known to affect various COPD medications so it’s best to avoid consuming alcohol if you have been prescribed medication by your GP or pharmacist. Drinking alcohol may cause adverse reactions when mixed with Bronchodilators and can increase its side effects, making you experience intense dizziness, drowsiness, disrupting your coordination.
Most COPD medications are fine to use while pregnant, as the risks of not being able to breathe easily are greater for the mother and baby than possible side effects of COPD medication. This will be dependent on the type of medication you have been prescribed. If you are pregnant or trying for a baby, you should consult your pharmacist before purchasing any medication.
It depends on how the type of COPD medication you are taking affects you individually. Some COPD treatments are known to cause side effects such as nervousness, tremors and increased heart rate which can all lead to dangerous driving. You should follow the advice given to you by your healthcare provider.
No current COPD treatments is known to cause skin thinning. COPD is primarily a respiratory condition that affects the ability to breathe easily. These medications are generally not associated with skin thinning as a side effect.
This is entirely dependent on the type of medication you have been prescribed and how severe your symptoms are. Your pharmacist should inform you of the dosage instructions, which should be followed unless there are any issues, which should then be communicated to the medical professional so they can decide on what to do next. The instruction on how to take it should also be included on the patient information leaflet.
This will be dependent on the specific medication you have been prescribed by one of our pharmacists. The medicine within each inhaler can differ, so you should check with your pharmacist if you have any issues surrounding the specific medicine you are taking.
When you buy COPD medication online, your symptoms should begin to reduce, but it’s not guaranteed that the medication you’ve been prescribed will get rid of your symptoms completely.
There is limited evidence to suggest that COPD medications affect your period. Steroid inhalers have been known to affect period though, as they can make them become irregular, longer in duration or heavier. If you feel that the COPD medication you’re taking is affecting your menstrual cycle, you should contact your GP or pharmacist straight away.
If you have been prescribed an inhaler to treat COPD then the technique you should use will be on the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication. This can also be found online. Every inhaler is slightly different depending on the brand and the medication within it, so remember to consult your pharmacist if you are unsure.
The treatment guidelines and instructions should be on the patient information leaflet included with the medication. All patient information leaflets should be available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc#gref