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New COPD inhaler approved for use in UK

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A new drug and inhaler combination has received marketing authorisation as a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The European Medicines Agency has approved Almirall’s aclidinium bromide inhaler (Eklira Genuair) for twice daily use as a means of relieving symptoms in adult patients with COPD.

The drug component, aclidinium (Eklira), is a new type of long-acting muscarinic antagonist therapy. It is delivered by the Genuair multi-dose dry powder inhaler. 

It reduced breathlessness and improved quality of life, when compared to placebo in trials, with data showing the significant bronchodilation achieved on day one of use was still in evidence after six months of treatment.

According to its manufacturer, patients treated with the new drug also required less rescue medication than patients treated with placebo.

Eklira Genuair provides relief within 30 minutes, and offers “clinically meaningful improvements in lung function” over 12 hours following each morning and evening administration, Almirall said.

The drug and inhaler will cost £28.60.

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  • After having a persistent cough for over a year, I was diagnosed with COPD in March this year. In that time my emphysema has got worse to the point where not only do I have trouble sleeping at night, I also struggle to get air into my lungs. At best, I can get about 1.5 to 2 hours sleep before I have to get up. When I do get up my routine is that I have to sit on the edge of my bed for about 20 minutes, I then literally stagger into the sitting room and open a window to try and get some air.my life was misery,so i was so desperate for cure,But on a very faithful day as my son was browsing on the internet, he saw so many people who testified of how a herbal medicine doctor by the name Doctor Sithuu founder of (Perfecthealthherbalmedicinehome) cured them of same disease with the use of herbs. So i contacted the herbal doctor, and after i explain to him, he assured me that he can cure me of COPD/EMPHYSEMA totally. He gave me the steps to follow, i followed it immediately,purchased the herbal medicine for COPD/EMPHYSEMA and he sent the herbal medicine to me. i took the herbal medicine according to his prescription and behold it worked perfectly for me. Today i am happy to say i totally cured of COPD/EMPHYSEMA, my family is happy together again. Please i want you all suffering COPD/EMPHYSEMA or other lungs related problem to also get cured just as i was cured. for this reason i want you all to contact Doctor Sithuu(Perfecthealthherbalmedicinehome) via
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