Different patients of COPD need different medications i.e. the treatment needs to be individualized  depending on the severity of the disease. One should always consult a qualified physician to get the right medicine or combination of medicines and to learn how to take them properly. A very mild attack may require only some inhaled bronchodilator (reliever) therapy whereas a severe attack merits hospitalization or nebulization and long term anti inflammatory (preventer) therapy.

Treatment modalities for COPD are