Inhaled corticosteroid potency comparison

Long-acting beta2 agonists (salmeterol or formoterol) and combination products that contain salmeterol with fluticasone (Seretide Accuhaler) or formoterol with budesonide (Symbicort Turbohaler) are indicated for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although inhaled corticosteroids are not indicated for monotherapy in COPD, treatment guidelines (including those issued by the Global initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease, GOLD) 1 recommend that inhaled steroids may be added to ongoing bronchodilator therapy in COPD management.

Feeling Fine – I had a young track runner tell me “I feel fine, I don’t wan’t to take medicines unnecessarily”.  I asked him how often he took his albuterol rescue inhaler.  His reply was that he took two puffs before every practice or competition.  This is poorly managed asthma.  This young man is walking around with inflamed lungs every day, and only providing himself short-term relief without addressing the cause.  If he would adhere to his doctor’s prescription of inhaled corticosteroids, his lungs would function normally with little or no need for the rescue inhaler. Inhaled corticosteroids are a safe and effective class of medication that are the cornerstone of most asthma treatment plans.  Their use has benefitted millions of asthmatics and has prevented many millions of emergency room visits and hospitalizations.  If your doctor has recommended an inhaled corticosteroid for you, please adhere to the plan as prescribed.  It will improve your life as it did mine.

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  • Citation tools Download this article to citation manager Janson Christer , Larsson Kjell , Lisspers Karin H , Ställberg Björn , Stratelis Georgios , Goike Helena et al. Pneumonia and pneumonia related mortality in patients with COPD treated with fixed combinations of inhaled corticosteroid and long acting β 2 agonist: observational matched cohort study (PATHOS) BMJ 2013; 346 :f3306
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