Hya guys! I hope that there's not a limit on how many questions or posts you can post. If there is can someone let me know.
Can anyone tell me the inhalers they use for copd, my dad has copd and emphysema. Previous to his hospital admission (2 weeks ago admission for lung infection and acidosis) he was using a purple pump, a round inhaler but you put a tablet in and inhale the powder and a ventolin pump (sorry I don't know the medical name) a months prescription gives him 1 purple, 1 round and 2 ventolin. Some months (particularly hot months) he would struggle to make his ventolin inhaler last the 4 weeks, then panic and stress incase he runs out completely before he can reorder his prescription. Since the hospital he's been using his ventolin inhaler probably 2 puffs every 30 mins to 45 mins. He's still using the purple and round pump as recommended and is on 0.5 lpm oxygen but should they have changed his inhaler? His condition has obviously decreased, I was going to ring the gp Monday morning and have him come to the house. Is the gp the best person to ask? Thanks again