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COPD Foundation Resources

The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. Get additional COPD and patient resources.

COPD Assessment Test

Patients can take this quick and easy test to find out their COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score. The CAT test can help track changes in breathing and overall health.

Webinar Series 

Educational video series focused on Individualizing Disease Management For COPD.

GOLD Guidelines Patient Case Study TUDORZA Clinical Data

US Prevalence

The prevalence of COPD is increasing.1 Chronic lower respiratory diseases, which include COPD, are the third leading disease-related cause of death in the US.2 Approximately 15 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and it is estimated that an additional 12 million remain undiagnosed.3 

19 US states with the highest prevalence of COPD*:

Map of US COPD Prevalence

*Based on the 2014 CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Prevalence age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population aged  ≥18 years. Highlighted states have a COPD prevalence of  ≥6.5%.

At-Risk Groups

COPD typically occurs in people age 40 and above4; prevalence generally increases with age1,5

In the United States COPD is the
3rd LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
due to Disease6

15 MILLION

Americans have been diagnosed with COPD

12 MILLION

Americans remain undiagnosed

The prevalence of COPD is
HIGHER in WOMEN than in MEN1,5

Primary Cause7, 8

~85-90% of COPD cases caused by smoking

Other risk factors include:

Indoor air pollution

Outdoor air pollution

Occupational dust and chemicals

Secondhand smoke

Important Safety Information

  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins or who have hypersensitivity to aclidinium bromide or any of the excipients
  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR is not indicated for the initial treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm (ie, rescue therapy)
  • Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or throat), urticaria, rash, bronchospasm, or itching have occurred after administration of TUDORZA PRESSAIR. Additionally, inhaled medicines, including TUDORZA PRESSAIR, may cause paradoxical bronchospasm. If any of these occurs, treatment with TUDORZA PRESSAIR should be stopped and other treatments considered
  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any worsening of glaucoma or worsening of urinary retention develop
  • The most common adverse reactions (≥3% incidence and greater than placebo) were headache (6.6% vs 5.0%), nasopharyngitis (5.5% vs 3.9%), and cough (3.0% vs 2.2%), for TUDORZA PRESSAIR vs placebo, respectively. In a long-term cardiovascular safety trial of up to 3 years, the adverse reactions (occurring at a rate of ≥2% and more common than placebo) were nausea, back pain, cough, hypertension, sinusitis, constipation, arthralgia, anemia, muscle spasms, cardiac failure congestive, cellulitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Tudorza® Pressair® (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder) is an anticholinergic indicated for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

TUDORZA is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

Please also see the full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

You are encouraged to report any TUDORZA adverse events by calling 1-833-614-9269. If you prefer to report these to the FDA, either visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Who should not use TUDORZA PRESSAIR?
TUDORZA PRESSAIR is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins or who have hypersensitivity to aclidinium bromide or any of the excipients

Important Safety Information

  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins or who have hypersensitivity to aclidinium bromide or any of the excipients
  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR is not indicated for the initial treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm (ie, rescue therapy)
  • Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, angioedema (swelling of lips, tongue, or throat), urticaria, rash, bronchospasm, or itching have occurred after administration of TUDORZA PRESSAIR. Additionally, inhaled medicines, including TUDORZA PRESSAIR, may cause paradoxical bronchospasm. If any of these occurs, treatment with TUDORZA PRESSAIR should be stopped and other treatments considered
  • TUDORZA PRESSAIR should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction. Instruct patients to consult a physician immediately should any worsening of glaucoma or worsening of urinary retention develop
  • The most common adverse reactions (≥3% incidence and greater than placebo) were headache (6.6% vs 5.0%), nasopharyngitis (5.5% vs 3.9%), and cough (3.0% vs 2.2%), for TUDORZA PRESSAIR vs placebo, respectively. In a long-term cardiovascular safety trial of up to 3 years, the adverse reactions (occurring at a rate of ≥2% and more common than placebo) were nausea, back pain, cough, hypertension, sinusitis, constipation, arthralgia, anemia, muscle spasms, cardiac failure congestive, cellulitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Tudorza® Pressair® (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder) is an anticholinergic indicated for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

TUDORZA is not a rescue medicine and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may give you other medicine to use for sudden breathing problems.

Please also see the full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

You are encouraged to report any TUDORZA adverse events by calling 1-833-614-9269. If you prefer to report these to the FDA, either visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

REFERENCES: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults – United States, 2011. MMWR. Nov 2012;61(46);938-943. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6146a2.htm?s_cid=mm6146a2_w. Accessed April 7, 2016. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths: Leading Causes for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2019;68(6). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_06-508.pdf. Published June 24, 2019. Accessed August 19, 2019. 3. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Morbidity & Mortality: 2012 Chart Book on Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Diseases. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/research/2012_ChartBook_508.pdf. Published February 2012. Accessed April 7, 2016. 4. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. https://goldcopd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/GOLD-2019-v1.7-FINAL-14Nov2018-WMS.pdf. Updated November 2018. Accessed July 16, 2019. 5. Ford ES, Croft JB, Mannino DM, Wheaton AG, Zhang X, Giles WH. COPD Surveillance–United States, 1999-2011. Chest. 2013;144(1):284-305. 6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Includes: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. National Center for Health Statistics website. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm. Updated May 3, 2017. Accessed July 16, 2019. 7. American Lung Association. What Causes COPD. http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/symptoms-causes-risk-factors/what-causes-copd.html. Published 2016. Accessed April 7, 2016. 8. World Health Organization. Causes of COPD. http://www.who.int/respiratory/copd/causes/en/#. Accessed April 7, 2016.