British Lung Foundation

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Am new to this post, a couple of weeks ago I read some comments about Speriva, I ran out of time and couldn't finish it. It was mainly about how people found it dried out their skin. I have been diagnosed recently with COPD so I am a novice so far, but I am trying to find out as much as I can. I had a huge cough for 5 months was treated with 5 different lots of antibiotics was then send to a respiratry specialist who determent that I do not have sleep apnia but I still have this bad cough, I need to treat it myself as the Dr's don't have any answers. I also am not the brightest with a computer.

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Used it for years no problem.

If you type Spiriva into search button on green bar, top of page there is plenty of comments.


Hi I have read the comments on Spiriva and have learned a lot living in Australia makes some things different, but I am learning Thanks


I take Spiriva and it doesn't dry out my skin. I think we're all different and react differently to things. I can't tolerate any inhaler that is pressurised as the propellant causes me major problems, and I have side effects with any inhaler containing Salbutamol, also steroid inhalers yet a good majority of people are OK with all of these.

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Thank you I have started inhaling it again, it sometimes is better to listen to other people who have actually experienced the same thing then a Dr. who has very little time to have a conversation. Thank you


My husband has used sports for about five years - seems ok no noticeable side effects xx


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