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COPD

The COPD Resource page is intended to provide information on COPD and to streamline and simplify the way those with COPD may find assistance paying for their medications.

According to the COPD Foundation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases which include: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (irreversible) asthma, and severe bronchiectasis. Other names for COPD are Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD) and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD). Individuals with COPD begin to experience increased breathlessness and a cough that doesn't go away.

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs offered by pharmaceutical companies to help those most in need gain access to their medications at no or low cost. Each program has varying financial and insurance guidelines - when in doubt, call the program. To find the specific PAP information for a specific drug click on the list below. You will then be taken to a listing of all the programs available for that medication.

NeedyMeds neither promotes nor endorses the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about NeedyMeds and how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of COPD

Blue names means the drug is available through a Patient Assistance Program; an asterisk indicates the drug is not currently available through a patient assistance program:

Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)
Advair HFA (fluticasone/salmeterol)
Aerobid (flunisolide inhaled)
Alvesco (ciclesonide)
Asmanex (mometasone)
Asmanex Twisthaler (mometasone inhaled)
Atrovent (ipratropium)*
Atrovent HFA (ipratropium bromide hfa)
Azmacort (triamcinolone)*
Combivent (ipratopium bromide/albuterol sulfate)*
Combivent Respimat (ipratopium bromide/albuterol sulfate)
Deltasone (predinsone)*
Flovent (fluticasone)
Flovent Diskus (fluticasone)
Flovent HFA (fluticasone)
Foradil (formoterol)
Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol)*
Kenacort (triamcinolone)*
Kenalog (triamcinolone)*
Maxair Autohaler (pirbuterol)
Medrol (methylprednisolone)
Orapred (predinsolone)*
Proair HFA (albuteraol)
Proventil (albuterol)*
Proventil HFA (albuterol)
Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide)
Pulmicort Respules (budesonide)
QVAR (beclomethasone inhaled)
Serevent Diskus (salmeterol)
Spiriva HandiHaler (tiotropium bromide)
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate)
Ventolin (albuterol)*
Ventolin HFA (albuterol inhalers)
Xopenex (levalbuterol inhaled)
Xopenex HFA (levalbuterol inhaled)
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