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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 01/27/2000]
Question: PLEASE DISCUSS THE ROLE OF PROVERA WHEN USED IN COPD BACKGROUND OF ABESTOCIS

Answer: Progesterone is known to stimulate diaphragmatic contractility and some have used it in the setting of COPD to improve respiratory function. Usually, it has a minimal role, but occasionally worth a try.

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