Posts Tagged "lung disease"

Mist Inhaler to Treat Lung Disease May Not Be Safe

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Disease

A combination of a bad drug-delivery device and a drug with serious side-effects for patients with heart problems has researchers at Johns Hopkins warning against the use of mist inhalers to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to research appearing in the British Medical Journal, patients who use a mist inhaler to deliver tiotropium may be 52 percent more likely to die. “What we think is going on is that the mist inhaler is delivering a higher concentration of tiotropium than it should be and that may be increasing the risk of death,” Johns Hopkins...

Read More