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Is it OK to use the inhaler more than once a day

I was diagnosed in the year 2012 but since I exercise regularly and eat sensibly my condition has remained in the early stage condition even after 9 years. However some times I need to use an inhaler and maybe more than 2 to 3 times in a day. Is it advisable to use the inhaler which is a corticosteroid medication frequently? Thanks in advance

  1. I see Leon has answered your question very well. I concur with him that if you feel you need to use and inhaler as often as you are, you should speak to your doctor about getting the appropriate one to manage what you need it for. I'm sure it won't be a problem.


    Lyn (site moderator COPD.net)

    1. It depends on your prescription. Hopefully you get to be in contact with your physician.


      1. Hi again, msvish, and thanks so much for your post - you've posed an excellent question. You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), but your concern certainly warrants a reply.
        In the most general of terms an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), metered dose inhaler (MDI), should be used only as prescribed. (this can vary, based on the medication). It should not be used more or less frequently than prescribed.
        There is a difference between ICS inhalers, which are typically used for maintenance therapy, even when as part of a combined medication inhaler and rescue inhalers. You may want to discuss this further with your prescribing physician. The doctor will be able to advise you as to what is correct for your specific medications and condition and the proper dosage and frequency for you to be using.
        What do you think?
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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