Many different medicines are available to help control allergy symptoms when you can't avoid the things to which you are allergic. Learn about allergy medications.
Asthma and General Lung Diseases
Never before have we had so many good, safe oral and inhaled medication for the treatment of lung diseases as we do today. It is important that the medication regimen be carefully tailored to the needs of the individual. This can be achieved by working with your doctor to determine the best medical regimen designed to achieve control over your lung disease. Learn about lung disease medications.
Anticoagulant medicines are a group of medicines that help to prevent blood clots. Blood clots can cause heart attacks and strokes. Learn about cardiology medications.
Most people with COPD take medication every day to help shortness of breath. In addition, some medication is used only when needed to decrease shortness of breath. For many, a combination of medication is prescribed. Learn about COPD medications.
Interstitial Lung Disease
Many medications are available to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD) and its various symptoms. The medications seek to make breathing more productive, reduce inflammation and suppress overactive immune systems. Learn about ILD medications.
The primary goal when treating sinusitis is to decrease the inflammation in the nose and sinus openings to improve sinus drainage. This may include a combination of medical treatments. Learn about sinusitis medications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of medicines to help people quit smoking. Learn about smoking cessation medications.
A vaccine is an oral or injected preparation that stimulates the body's immune response in order to prevent a specific disease. Learn about the flu vaccine and the chickenpox vaccine.
Devices for Inhaled Medications
Inhaled medicines, or medicines that you breathe directly into the lungs, are an important part of treatment for chronic lung disease. When inhaled, the medicine quickly reaches the airways and less is absorbed into the bloodstream. There are a number of devices that deliver medicine directly to the airways.
Watch instructional videos that demonstrate how to properly use inhaled medications for asthma and other lung diseases.
Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDI)