Anticholinergic medications relax the bronchial muscles. They are generally inhaled and act as a bronchodilator over time. Bronchodilation does not have much effect on lung function and does not change the overall course of the disease. However, the medication helps improve breathlessness, ability to exercise, and quality of life.
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