If you are living with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you are not alone. The American Lung Association estimates COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with 16.4 million Americans suffering from it. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation models state that approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, which amounts to 1 in 13 people.
SpotRx understands the prevalence of both diseases. That is why we have developed an in-depth guide for proper management and symptom control to improve your quality of life. Because we are not just any kind of pharmacy – we are a true partner in your wellness.
1. Understanding How COPD or Asthma Can Affect You
Your doctor can explain some of the symptoms more in-depth, but it is important to know what to expect when living with COPD and asthma.
COPD and Asthma both have similar symptoms that include:
If you are diagnosed with asthma, it is important to ask your doctor or identify what specific triggers you may have to avoid asthma attacks.
2. Build a Routine Around Your Medication
If your doctor prescribes medication to you, it is important to understand when and how to use it. It is important to give yourself reminders of times and dosages. These can include setting reminders into your phone and placing the medication where you can see it.
The mainstay of treatment for both COPD and asthma are inhalers. Depending on the severity, providers may also prescribe additional therapies.
Rescue Inhalers vs. Maintenance Inhalers
Rescue inhalers are short-acting and should only be used for quick symptom relief. If you are using a rescue inhaler throughout the day and find yourself needing refills every month, this can be a sign of uncontrolled asthma/COPD. The frequency for these inhalers is prescribed as needed and only lasts for about 2-4 hours. As well, they are used for exercise-induced asthma.
Maintenance inhalers are called inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting bronchodilators (LABA). These types of inhalers control the symptoms of asthma and COPD and prevent exacerbations and help decrease visits to the hospital or doctor.
These include, but not all:
It is understandable if you cannot keep up with your asthma or COPD treatment due to life’s busy schedule, however, it is very important to help keep your symptoms in control for a better lifestyle.
We are not perfect and being forgetful is a part of life—That is why SpotRx is here to help you stay on track!
3. Talk to SpotRx Pharmacy
We are the preferred pharmacy for thousands of asthma and COPD patients, specializing in delivering their medications and anything else to their doorstep. We handle your medications and devices with the highest care, ensuring they are dropped off at your home, right when you need them.
SpotRx is simplifying pharmacy and making receiving any type of COPD or asthma medication stress-free experience by these easy 1-2-3 steps:
4. Tailoring your care
In addition, we’re offering several exclusive features that simplify pharmacy:
We’re currently operating in Phoenix, Tucson, Detroit, and Southern California, with plans to expand into Florida later this year.
If you are interested in learning about a pharmacy that hundreds of asthma and COPD patients call their own, give us a call at (602) 837-0599 or transfer your medications here.