What is the Seebri Breezhaler?
The Seebri Breezhaler is what is known as a ‘LAMA’, which stands for long acting muscarinic antagonist. It’s an inhaler that comes with inhalable capsules, which are used to treat and ease the symptoms of COPD by relaxing the muscle walls around the airways.
COPD isn’t a specific condition, but rather a blanket term that’s used to describe several different chronic conditions which affect the lungs and the airways - which inhibit breathing as a result. Among these conditions includes the likes of bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
How does the Seebri Breezhaler work?
The Seebri Breezhaler uses a drug called glycopyrronium bromide - an antimuscarinic agent which is effective at opening up your airways. It’s done by blocking the receptors of the cells that are responsible for controlling the contraction of the lungs. As a result, the respiratory system is relaxed and allows for easier breathing. This effect is achieved because when people are suffering with COPD, their symptoms tend to manifest themselves as a phlegmy cough, increased susceptibility to chest infections, wheezing and a shortness of breath. This is because COPD results in an inflammation in the lining of the airways, which causes lasting damage and the development of the above symptoms.
Often these conditions are caused by external factors like smoking. A clinician will recommend that you stop smoking straight away if you develop COPD. This won’t always put an end to the problem, though, because the damage could have already been done - but it will reduce the risk of further infections and other inflammatory, chronic conditions from happening. This is when treatments such as Seebri Breezhaler will be recommended as, if taken every day, they can help you to manage the symptoms of COPD.
What doses of Seebri Breezhaler are there?
Seebri Breezhaler is a capsule, which is delivered through an inhaler device. These capsules come in 44 microgram doses. Usually you’ll be prescribed a dosage of one capsule a day, but this can change depending on what your clinician thinks is needed.