Once-daily INCRUSE is a prescription medicine used long term to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups. INCRUSE is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won't replace a rescue inhaler.
What are the symptoms of COPD?
Reduced lung function due to COPD can result in 1 or more of these COPD symptoms:
When you have to work harder to breathe and find it hard to catch your breath.
Coughing can occur at any time of the day or night.
Air is trying to flow through a narrow airway. You may hear a slight whistling or squeaky sound coming from your chest.
Feeling like something heavy is sitting on your chest, restricting your breathing.
COPD is a progressive disease. Over time, most people with COPD develop many of these symptoms. COPD is a chronic disease, but your symptoms may vary from day to day.
Keep in mind that COPD symptoms develop slowly. At times, they may get worse. Certain COPD symptoms, like shortness of breath, affect each individual differently. That's why it's important to talk to your healthcare provider if you notice a change in any of the symptoms listed above.