COPD

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma, that cause difficulty breathing. COPD symptoms include coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Management and treatment for COPD include surgery and taking medication. Common drugs used to treat COPD are:

AlbuterolAlbuterol/Ipratropium
BudesonideBudesinode/Formoterol
FluticasoneFluticasone/Salmetero
Fluticasone/VilanterolFormoterol
SalmeterolTiotropium

CIPA Members are certified, licensed, mail-order pharmacy websites that sell medications at prices up to 70% less than the lowest discounted price at a local retail pharmacy.

Visit the CIPA Safe Pharmacies page for the complete list of CIPA certified websites

Every CIPA member exhibits exceptional standards of quality and adherence to all regulatory requirements set out by the national and/or regional regulatory bodies that license the pharmacies (also known as chemists or dispensaries in some countries).

Qualifying websites meet all CIPA standards of practice, undergo and pass regular on-site inspections and standards of practice audits. Original prescriptions obtained from your primary care physician are required to be sent to any pharmacy to allow for dispensing medications.