Archive for April, 2014

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New COPD Medications.
Here is a list of COPD medications that have been recently approved by Health Canada. Not all are available in pharmacies yet.  We will be developing delivery device videos in the future for all the new devices.
1.     Tudorza Genuair РLong-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). Available now from Almirall.
2.     Seebri Breezhaler РLong-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). Product  monograph available from Novartis.
3.     Onbrez Breezhaler РLong-acting beta2 agonist bronchodilator (LABA). Product monograph available from Novartis
4.     Breo Ellipta Рcorticosteroid and LABA (ICS/LABA). Product monograph available from GlaxoSmithKlein
5.     Ultibro Breezhaler РLong-acting muscarinic antagonist and long-acting beta2 agonist bronchodilator. Product monograph available at Novartis.

See the Breezhaler video here.¬† NOTE: You should hear a whirling sound when breathing in.¬† If you don’t, please tap the inhaler on a table to ‘loosen’ the capsule.¬† Always make sure all of the medication has been breathed in.

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Boehringer Ingelheim has announced positive results from several Phase 3 studies analyzing once-daily tiotropium (Spiriva; Boehringer Ingelheim) delivered via the Respimat inhaler as an add-on treatment for patients with varying severities of asthma who remain symptomatic with current therapies. Tiotropium is currently indicated for bronchospasms due to COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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