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Corticosteroids

Reduce inflammation in bronchial tubes.

Side effects: imbalanced fluids/ electrolytes, hypertension, hyperglycemia, weight gain, osteoporosis, hyperlipidemia.

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Leukotriene inhibitors

Relieve inflammation caused by COPD.

Side effects: headache, nausea, diarrhea, infection.

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Mucolytics

Make mucus in lungs thinner/ less sticky.

Side effects: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, clammy skin.

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Bronchodilators

Relax bronchial tubes to relieve shortness of breath.

Side effects: fast heartbeat, shakiness, nausea and vomiting (theophyllines)