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  1. A quick survey about COPD patients and devices There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To help healthcare providers consider each patient’s individual needs when formulating their treatment regimen, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) recommends continual evaluation and management of therapy based on assessment of device technique, reviews of the patient’s symptoms and exacerbations, and any adjustments necessary to meet other outstanding patient needs.1 Matching the right device to the right patient can help adherence to a treatment plan.2 Take this quick survey to see how your peers assess a patient’s satisfaction and ability to use their devices. Matching the right device to the right patient could make all the difference in managing their COPD symptoms.1,2 Managing COPD requires consistent revaluation and reassessment of patient ability and preference.1 For patients who may need another option, consider twice-daily LONHALA® MAGNAIR® (glycopyrrolate). LONHALA MAGNAIR is an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. LONHALA MAGNAIR is not a rescue medication. References: 1. Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). 2020:1-125. 2. Amin AN, Ganapathy V, Roughley A, Small M. Confidence in correct inhaler technique and its association with treatment adherence and health status among US patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2017;11:1205-1212. To learn more about LONHALA MAGNAIR, visit www.sunovionprofile.com/lonhala-magnair. This survey is sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION LONHALA MAGNAIR is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to glycopyrrolate or to any of the ingredients. LONHALA MAGNAIR should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating or potentially life-threatening episodes of COPD or used as rescue therapy for acute episodes of bronchospasm. Acute symptoms should be treated with an inhaled short-acting beta2-agonist. As with other inhaled medicines, LONHALA MAGNAIR can produce paradoxical bronchospasm that may be life-threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs following dosing with LONHALA MAGNAIR, it should be treated immediately with an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator; LONHALA MAGNAIR should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with LONHALA MAGNAIR. If signs occur, discontinue LONHALA MAGNAIR immediately and institute alternative therapy. LONHALA MAGNAIR should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients with urinary retention. Prescribers and patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema) and of urinary retention (e.g., difficulty passing urine, painful urination), especially in patients with prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction. Patients should be instructed to consult a physician immediately should any of these signs or symptoms develop. The most common adverse events reported in ≥2% of patients taking LONHALA MAGNAIR, and occurring more frequently than in patients taking placebo, were dyspnea (4.9% vs 3.0%) and urinary tract infection (2.1% vs 1.4%). LONHALA solution is for oral inhalation only and should not be injected or swallowed. LONHALA vials should only be administered with MAGNAIR. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For additional information, please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for LONHALA MAGNAIR at www.sunovionprofile.com/lonhala-magnair. INDICATION LONHALA® MAGNAIR® (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. LONHALA and are registered trademarks of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. MAGNAIR is a registered trademark of PARI Pharma GmbH, used under license. SUNOVION and are registered trademarks of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ©2020 Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. All rights reserved. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., 84 Waterford Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752. 5/20 LON-US-00043-20
  2. Why does Albuterol work better in relieving bronchitis and emphysema than asthma? Thanks.
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