Depending on how severe your disease is, your doctor may prescribe short-acting or long-acting bronchodilators. Short-acting bronchodilators last about 4 to 6 hours and should be used only when needed. Long-acting bronchodilators last about 12 hours or more and are used every day.
I’m sure most of you with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) have heard of Spiriva, and I am quite sure, as well, that many of you are taking it. Since it is still a relatively new medicine, I wrote this article to answer questions, clear up any confusion, and help you get on with your life by achieving the most effective COPD…