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How to better manage COPD

There are a number of useful resources to help you manage your COPD.

COPD Assessment test

To measure what impact the COPD is having on your life, you can use the online COPD Assessment Test

Stopping smoking

Smoking is a major cause of COPD. You can improve your health and feel better by stopping smoking. Speak to your doctor or COPD nurse about stopping smoking. 

HSE Quit support 1800 201 203

Breathing techniques

Coping with shortness of breath is an important part of learning how to manage your COPD. Visit the COPD Support Ireland page on Living with COPD to see some breathing techniques.

The COPD Support Ireland support group network provides support and information for people living with a lung condition, and for those who look after them. Visit the COPD support Ireland page.

Please note that this information does not constiture personal medical advice. Please talk to your healthcare provider (e.g. GP, nurse) if you have any questions on how to manage your COPD)

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this website or in the product package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly to the HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website:;

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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