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Are there side effects from treating obstructive lung disease?

There may be side effects from treatment for obstructive lung disease. Medications used to treat this disease, such as inhaled steroids, may cause your blood pressure to rise and increase your risk for diabetes. Some antibiotics used to treat respiratory infections associated with obstructive lung disease could make the symptoms worse. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about possible side effects from your treatment.

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