A 66-year-old male who is known to
have chronic bronchitis has presented to his GP with a history of gradually
increasing breathlessness and wheeze. He
takes salbutamol and beclomethasone inhalers and has recently been started on
timolol eye drops for glaucoma and omeprazole for heartburn.
In this patient what steps would
you take to improve this patientís symptoms?
Increase the dosage of inhaled salbutamol and beclomethasone
Add in oral steroids
Treat with a weeks course of antibiotics
Stop timolol eyedrops