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Opioids for Shortness of Breath in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Programâ„¢

Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids used, safety concerns about opioid use, possible side effects, and concerns regarding anxiety and depression.

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