Daxas, a New Drug Being Developed for COPD and Asthma!

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/26/2005 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow!  Wouldn't this be wonderful - a steroid-free med!? tongue
 
"New Drug Lessens Allergy-related Asthma"
 
"Treatment with Daxas, a drug that is being developed to treat emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), also reduces allergen-induced asthmatic reactions, new research indicates. The drug, whose generic name is roflumilast, is taken once a day orally. It works by blocking pro-inflammatory signaling in the body."
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26530.html
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Teri16
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   Posted 8/31/2005 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to keep this one near the top, so others would be aware of this new drug!

Hugs, Teri :)
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carina-1
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   Posted 9/18/2005 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
This would certainly be a godsend ! My G.P. wants me to go back in Nov. for a test. She said that she thinks I have COPD issues. Well, I've been doctoring for 6 yrs for asthma so I guess she expects other problems. Thanks for this post.
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/18/2005 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carina! tongue
 
I know the feeling.  I've had asthma for over 20 yrs. and now mild emphysema and something else they've yet to identify.  I'll see my pulmonologist in Oct. 
 
Though, I must tell you since I quit smoking several years ago, the tests that they've done on my lungs so far PFT's (Pulmonary Function Tests) show that my lungs are doing pretty good!  So I will wish for you the same!!
 
Good luck and keep me posted!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
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