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.
"Did you hear about that study? You know, the one that says if you take Atrovent or Spiriva, you're more likely to have a heart attack or stroke? I don't know about you, but I've got enough trouble with my breathing, and I don't need anything else to happen. I'm going to stop taking it today!" Sound familiar? We've all been at the coffee…