Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Baltimore, MD

Medication Management

Medication management is a necessary part of living with a chronic lung disease. At PRO Mizizi-Group in Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel Young, RRT, prescribes and manages medications. Medication management ensures that your prescriptions are coordinated to provide optimal health impacts. Call PRO Mizizi-Group or book a telehealth appointment online for pulmonary rehabilitation today.

How does medication management work?

When you have chronic lung disease, prescription medications can positively affect your treatment outcome and overall well-being. PRO Mizizi-Group prescribes medications within comprehensive lung rehabilitation care plans to reduce lung inflammation and help you breathe more easily. Your provider can adjust your medications or dosages as needed. 

Which medications treat chronic lung disease?

PRO Mizizi-Group prescribes a variety of medications for treating chronic lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many of them come in the form of inhalers, such as metered dose inhalers (MDIs) or dry powder inhalers (DPIs). 

Medications for chronic lung disease are typically prescribed in this order:

First: Short-Acting Beta Agonists

You take short-acting beta agonists when your chronic lung condition acts up, such as during an asthma attack. These medications work by relaxing your lungs for easier breathing and increasing your heart rate to pump more blood. 

Second: Long-Acting Beta Agonists

Long-acting beta agonists work in the same way as their short-acting counterparts but are for daily management, not for exacerbated symptoms like asthma attacks.

Third: Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones naturally produced in your adrenal gland. They reduce inflammation in your lungs. You should only take corticosteroids under a physician’s guidance as they can cause side effects, especially with long-term use. 

Your provider at PRO Mizizi-Group makes sure you know how to take your lung disease medication safely. 

Which devices can be used alongside medications for chronic lung disease?

Certain devices measure your lung function or help you take your medications. Common devices for lung disease treatment are:

Incentive spirometry

Incentive spirometry is a daily test that measures the amount of air you can exhale. It trains you to breathe more deeply and efficiently. 

Pulse oximeters

A pulse oximeter is a device that measures the amount of oxygen your blood carries. It clips onto your finger so you can monitor your blood oxygen levels as you manage a chronic lung disease. 


Spacers are devices that children sometimes need to use with MDIs or others who have trouble using them. The device attaches to the inhaler and holds the medication from the inhaler in its chamber, which gives you more time to breathe it in. 

Call PRO Mizizi-Group or book a telehealth appointment online to find out about devices and medication management for chronic lung disease today. Telehealth appointments are also available.