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Anticholinergic Medications for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Daren L. Knoell, MD
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The author summarizes the efficacy of two inhaled agents—ipratropium bromide (Atrovent HFA) and tiotropium bromide (Spiriva)—in reducing dyspnea, bronchoconstriction, the frequency of disease exacerbation, and in improving patients’ health status.