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Managing COPD Medications

It is not uncommon for people with COPD to be taking many different medications. Learn more about medications for COPD and how to manage them. Find out information about medication safety and if you are risk for medication error. Learn how to avoid medication error.

10 Tips for Taking Medication Safely
Taking medication can be risky business, especially if you are elderly, live alone or take multiple medications, which is quite common in people who have COPD. Learn 10 valuable tips to medication safety so you can avoid medication related problems.

Medication-Related Problems: Are You At Risk?
The average person older than 65 years old takes 4 to 5 prescription medications daily, as well as several over-the-counter medications. Find out if you are at risk for medication-related problems and how you can prevent medication errors.

You're the Boss: Avoiding Medication Errors
Medication errors can be deadly so developing a plan to help you avoid them is a must. Anyone can make a mistake with their medication. Knowing your medication is the key to avoiding potential errors. Learn more about how to prevent medication errors.

Depression Medication
Depression medication can be a true lifeline for the COPD patient suffering from depression. Learn more about the different types of antidepressants used for treating depression and anxiety disorders.

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Prescriptions
If you have a chronic illness like COPD, the cost of your medications alone could be enough to send you to the poor house. Learn ten creative ways to save money on your medications.

Facts About Oxygen Therapy
There are many benefits to oxygen therapy, especially if you have COPD or other chronic diseases. Learn the benefits of supplemental oxygen and why oxygen safety tips are important.

Spiriva (tiotropium) is a bronchodilator medication used for maintenance treatment of COPD. Learn more with this complete guide to Spiriva.

Chantix is a medication used to help people quit smoking. Learn more about Chantix, smoking cessation and COPD.

Doxapram is a respiratory stimulant that is sometimes used in people with COPD. Find out the entire drug profile on Doxapram.

7 Oxygen Safety Tips
Oxygen safety tips are essential to learn if you have COPD and use supplemental oxygen. Learn more about oxygen safety tips and how to use oxygen safely.

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