Understanding My COPD

How COPD Affects Me

You’re not alone in coping with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Although there's no cure for COPD, symptoms can be managed through medications and inhalers. When on the right medication and plan, COPD patients may still be able to do normal, everyday activities they enjoy and limit their risk of flare-ups (also known as exacerbations).

COPD is the
3rd LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the United States due to Disease

15 MILLION

Americans have been diagnosed with COPD

12 MILLION

Americans remain undiagnosed

The occurrence of COPD is HIGHER in WOMEN than in MEN, especially for cigarette smokers

Thirty Million Americans May Be Affected by COPD in the United States

30% Increase in COPD Deaths

Total deaths from COPD are estimated to increase by 30% over the next 10 years

Signs and Symptoms of COPD

Shortness of Breath

Constant Cough

Excess Mucus Production

Wheezing

Chest Tightness

Nighttime Awakenings Due to Shortness of Breath

Are You Experiencing COPD Symptoms? Ask Your Doctor About DUAKLIR.

Talk to your doctor if you're experiencing any of the above COPD symptoms. DUAKLIR PRESSAIR may be able to help you with your COPD symptoms both day and night when taken as prescribed.

COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and includes CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and EMPHYSEMA.

COPD Has Four Stages of Severity

COPD has four stages of severity: mild, moderate, severe, and very severe. Your doctor will assess several factors on which to base your COPD severity, including how well you breathe throughout the day and other symptoms. A spirometry test, which involves exhaling (breathing out) into a tube connected to a device called a spirometer, can measure how well your lungs are working.

  • Mild COPD–you may feel short of breath from fast walks.
  • Moderate COPD–you might have more coughing and can struggle to catch your breath while doing normal activities.
  • Severe COPD–you may get breathless from dressing and undressing. It can take a lot of effort just to leave the house.
  • Very Severe COPD–you might not be able to catch your breath, even when resting, and may have trouble getting enough oxygen.   
Illustration of a normal lung airway

Normal Airway

Illustration of a lung airway with COPD

Airway with COPD

If any of these apply to you, you may want to talk to your doctor about your COPD

  • It's getting harder to walk without needing to catch my breath
  • I find myself waking up at night feeling a shortness of breath
  • My chest feels tight and I can't take in a full breath of air
  • My lungs feel irritated, and I cough heavily when exposed to smoke and allergens
  • It takes me longer to get ready in the morning because I need to frequently stop and breathe

Indications and Usage

DUAKLIR PRESSAIR is a prescription medicine to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both.

DUAKLIR is not for the treatment of asthma.

DUAKLIR is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems.

Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden breathing problems. Get emergency medical care if your breathing problems worsen quickly or you use your rescue inhaler, but it does not relieve your breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have asthma without also using a medicine called an inhaled corticosteroid.
  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins, or are allergic to aclidinium bromide, formoterol fumarate or any of the ingredients in DUAKLIR PRESSAIR. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.

WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE USING DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions, including heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, thyroid problems, diabetes, eye problems (especially glaucoma), prostate or bladder problems or problems passing urine, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breast feeding or plan to breast feed.
  • Tell your health care provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements and eyedrops. DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and certain other medicines may interact with each other and may cause serious side effects. Especially tell your health care provider if you take anticholinergics, other LABA (long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist) medicines, xanthine derivatives, steroids, diuretics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, beta-blockers or atropine.
  • Use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR exactly as prescribed. Do not use DUAKLIR more often than prescribed or take more medicine than prescribed for you.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT OF DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Using too much of a LABA medicine may cause chest pain, increased blood pressure, fast and irregular heartbeat, headache, tremor, or nervousness.
  • Sudden breathing problems may occur immediately after use of DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and may be life threatening. If you have sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling DUAKLIR PRESSAIR, stop using DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and call your healthcare provider right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call your doctor or get emergency medical care if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including rash, swelling of the face and tongue, hives, or breathing problems.
  • You may experience high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood potassium (hypokalemia). Low blood potassium may cause muscle spasms, muscle weakness, or abnormal heart rhythm.
  • These are not all the possible side effects of DUAKLIR PRESSAIR. Please see full Prescribing Information.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have asthma without also using a medicine called an inhaled corticosteroid

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have asthma without also using a

Indications and Usage

DUAKLIR PRESSAIR is a prescription medicine to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both.

DUAKLIR is not for the treatment of asthma.

DUAKLIR is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems.

Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden breathing problems. Get emergency medical care if your breathing problems worsen quickly or you use your rescue inhaler, but it does not relieve your breathing problems.

Important Safety Information

WHO SHOULD NOT USE DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have asthma without also using a medicine called an inhaled corticosteroid.
  • Do not use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR if you have a severe allergy to milk proteins, or are allergic to aclidinium bromide, formoterol fumarate or any of the ingredients in DUAKLIR PRESSAIR. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.

WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE USING DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions, including heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, thyroid problems, diabetes, eye problems (especially glaucoma), prostate or bladder problems or problems passing urine, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breast feeding or plan to breast feed.
  • Tell your health care provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements and eyedrops. DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and certain other medicines may interact with each other and may cause serious side effects. Especially tell your health care provider if you take anticholinergics, other LABA (long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist) medicines, xanthine derivatives, steroids, diuretics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, beta-blockers or atropine.
  • Use DUAKLIR PRESSAIR exactly as prescribed. Do not use DUAKLIR more often than prescribed or take more medicine than prescribed for you.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT OF DUAKLIR PRESSAIR?

  • Using too much of a LABA medicine may cause chest pain, increased blood pressure, fast and irregular heartbeat, headache, tremor, or nervousness.
  • Sudden breathing problems may occur immediately after use of DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and may be life threatening. If you have sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling DUAKLIR PRESSAIR, stop using DUAKLIR PRESSAIR and call your healthcare provider right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call your doctor or get emergency medical care if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including rash, swelling of the face and tongue, hives, or breathing problems.
  • You may experience high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood potassium (hypokalemia). Low blood potassium may cause muscle spasms, muscle weakness, or abnormal heart rhythm.
  • These are not all the possible side effects of DUAKLIR PRESSAIR. Please see full Prescribing Information.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.