I'm pretty sure steps use generic names - so we should be remembering "albuterol" instead of "ventolin", "beclometasone" instead of "clenil", etc. Atem is a good example of one reason why - in the U.S., ipratropium is sold as Atrovent.some docs dont prefer ventolin use in COPD but instead use clenil+atem sol........i want to know the reason....tx.
Ipratropium is the mainstay drug for treatment of COPD. Usually a short-acting B-blocker is given as well. In severe cases of COPD, long-acting B-blockers and inhaled steroids may be given.Dulbee said:The use of antimuscarinics and/or antileukotriens is adjunctive.