Are there any chronic sideeffects from bronchodilator therapy

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The short-term side-effects of b-agonists are well known (mostly tremor and palpitations). The main side-effect of anticholinergic therapy is a dry mouth. Some patients find that inhaled medication makes them cough. Theo-phylline treatment carries dangers of theophylline toxicity if high doses are given or if the patient is given other drugs which interact with theophyllines. b-Agonists and anticholinergic treatment have been used for decades without any reports of significant cumulative side-effects. Long-acting b-agonists have also been evaluated in COPD without any major concerns about patient safety.

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Coping with Asthma

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If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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