What medicine should I stop taking if I can't afford all my COPD treatment?

It’s never safe to just stop taking a medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) unless directed by your healthcare provider. Here are a few possibilities for getting assistance: 
  • Check with your healthcare provider for free samples.
  • Contact the manufacturer of your medications to see if they have a prescription assistance program.
  • Contact Partnership for Prescription Assistance ( to see if you're eligible for assistance.
  • Ask your healthcare provider about assistance programs available in your area.

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