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How does Xopenex treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) include: chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other diseases associated with breathing trouble, lung damage and restricted airflow. While there are many causes of the breathing problems associated with COPD, including lung and bronchial tube damage and swelling, bronchodilators like Xopenex are generally prescribed because they relax the muscles that have tightened around the airways, making it easier to breathe.

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