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How does Proventil HFA treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD often causes bronchospasms, a condition in which the muscles in your airways tighten up and restrict your breathing. When inhaled, Proventil HFA causes these muscles to relax. This opens up your airways and helps you breathe easier.

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