Your COPD patients are at risk for exacerbations, even if they’ve never had one before1

~50% of patients who had an exacerbation this year did not have one in the previous 12 months.8

The more lung function a COPD patient has, the more that patient has to lose1

Even a single severe exacerbation accelerates and worsens total lung function decline by ~4.5x in patients with mild COPD.1

Average Annual Change in FEV Line Graph
Average Annual Change in FEV Line Graph

Don’t let risk become reality

The irreversible damage that comes with each moderate or severe exacerbation leaves your patients at a greater risk of mortality.1,6,7

Median Survival of 3.6 Years
Median Survival of 3.6 Years

Median survival of patients who were hospitalized for their first severe exacerbation6

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