changes in the treatments used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

You'll see changes in the treatments used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Oral steroids (prednisone, etc) are used to reduce inflammation in the lungs during "flare-ups" or worsening of the disease.

Expect to see smaller quantities on oral steroid Rxs for COPD exacerbations. Using them for 5 days seems to work as well as 7 or 14 days...and lowers the risk of developing unwanted side effects.

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