Navigation Links
Salmeterol - to be used in combination & only when required

Asthma experts at University of Iowa are taking efforts to make sure that an asthma drug combination is prescribed only when really needed.//

Salmeterol is a long-acting asthma drug that is used in combination with a corticosteroid, which is inhaled. The use of this combination can deteriorate the asthma for a few people with that condition.

The UI physicians reported two cases representing the few patients for whom the combination can make asthma more severe or even fatal in a letter published in the Aug. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

"For most patients whose asthma cannot be controlled with a low-dose inhaled steroid, adding salmeterol to the steroid provides increased benefits. So there's no question this can be a useful combination drug for many individuals," said Miles Weinberger, M.D., professor of pediatrics in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

"However, some patients are receiving the combination drug but don't actually need it, and there is at least a small subgroup of patients for whom previous research showed the salmeterol-steroid combination has a very negative, rather than beneficial, effect," said Weinberger, who also directs the UI Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Diseases.

Advair, made by GlaxoSmithKine, contains salmeterol in addition to an inhaled corticosteroid and is extensively marketed, Weinberger said. It is one of the most commonly prescribed maintenance asthma medications in the United States and is meant to be used by patients on a regular, preventive basis, not to treat sudden asthma attacks.

"We do not want to unduly alarm people, but instead help spread the word that patients should talk with their physicians if they are using Advair, or another inhaled asthma medication that contains salmeterol and feel that it worsens symptoms instead of making them better," Weinberger said.

The UI physician
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
2. The bad combination
3. Warding off symptoms of premenstrual syndrome by combination therapy
4. Cholesterol can be lowered using combination of Soy Proteins and Sterols
5. Nanocells cancer combination therapy acts as chemotherapy as well as anti-angiogenic drug
6. Calcitriol [Vitamin D] with combination of painkillers for cancer treatment
7. Chloroquine and Primaquine combination Malarial drug for resistant parasites.
8. Eloxatin combination reduces bowel cancer recurrences
9. Death from heart attack can be reduced by new drug combination
10. New tetanus-diphtheria combination vaccine launched by Serum Institute of India
11. More effective Antiretroviral HIV drug combination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Salmeterol used combination only when required

(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Allied Anesthesia physicians are committed ... volunteered to help provide free outpatient procedures to some of Orange County’s neediest ... Medical Center. , The event was coordinated by AccessOC, which was founded ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... MJH Associates today welcomed Jim ... & Analytics , a consultative healthcare market research practice that is part of ... offers quantitative and qualitative, custom and multi-client primary market research services to support ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Virginia” title in a recent online poll at http://scoutology.com/novaburgerwars and was selected ... to be published in August 2015. , Red Hot & Blue President Randy McCann ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... An opinion ... that fat transfer procedures had over breast implants when reconstructing breasts after a ... that “look and feel natural,” have increased sensation, and are less likely than ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... New Energy Works Timberframers invites the public to join their timber frame ... beam raisings offer a chance to witness the culmination of months of planning, designing, ... and exciting event – it is an age-old craft where the bones of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Volunteer to Help Orange County’s Uninsured During Annual Super Surgery Saturday 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Volunteer to Help Orange County’s Uninsured During Annual Super Surgery Saturday 3Health News:HRA Healthcare Research & Analytics Welcomes 'Creative Problem Solver' as New Executive Vice President 2Health News:HRA Healthcare Research & Analytics Welcomes 'Creative Problem Solver' as New Executive Vice President 3Health News:Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Voted "Best Burger" in Virginia and "Best Barbecue" in Texas 2Health News:Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Voted "Best Burger" in Virginia and "Best Barbecue" in Texas 3Health News:Recent Article Advocating for Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfers Successfully Outlines the Advantages of Transfer Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Recent Article Advocating for Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfers Successfully Outlines the Advantages of Transfer Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 2Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 3Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 4
... ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 Vanda Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... present five posters on,the pharmacogenetics of iloperidone at ... meeting to be held in San Diego, CA, ... follows the submission of the,NDA filing for iloperidone ...
... peer through a patients skin and see a cancer tumor ... migrate: how they look, how they interact with the blood ... body. , Scientists at the University of California, ... skin. But a small, tropical minnow fish common to ...
... LINTHICUM, Md., Oct. 22 Dialysis Corporation,of America ... will be releasing third,quarter 2007 earnings after the ... Dialysis Corporation of America owns and operates ... Jersey, Ohio,Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, and provides ...
... Lincare Holdings,Inc. (Nasdaq: LNCR ), a leading ... patients in the home, today announced,financial results for the ... For the quarter ended September 30, 2007, revenues were ... for the third quarter of,2006. The Company estimates that ...
... HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2007 Wearing a portable ... obesity and its related health consequences may be ... performed at the University of Houston and The ... Miller, director of the High-Temperature Superconducting Device Applications ...
... at HealthyDiningFinder.com helps guests put more sizzle in ... ... Calorie-counting, sodium-,watching and cholesterol-avoiding diners have a new option at, ... online resource, helping diners choose healthful,meals away from home. Sizzler also ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Present New Data on Iloperidone at the 2007 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting 2Health News:Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Present New Data on Iloperidone at the 2007 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting 3Health News:Transparent zebrafish help researchers track breast cancer 2Health News:Transparent zebrafish help researchers track breast cancer 3Health News:Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date 2Health News:Lincare Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:Lincare Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2007 Financial Results 3Health News:Lincare Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2007 Financial Results 4Health News:Lincare Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2007 Financial Results 5Health News:Lincare Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2007 Financial Results 6Health News:Fighting obesity may be as easy as ATP, says UH researcher 2Health News:Fighting obesity may be as easy as ATP, says UH researcher 3Health News:Sizzler Joins Nationwide Healthy Dining Program; Completes Move to Trans Fat- Free Cooking Oil 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015 Today, UBM China, a ... agreement with Chengdu Tianyi Exhibition Co., Ltd. to jointly ... is to be held concurrently with CWMEE 2016. ... healthcare exhibition family, following MEDTEC China and DENTECH China, ... in west China. It,s also another concrete cooperative project ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. , June 30, 2015  July ... our country,s declaration of independence, and the spirit and people ... For Heroes Foundation has partnered with USA ... cards, to help increase funding for programs that empower independence ... across the country, and help more people afford their prescriptions. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... PARK, N.C. , June 30, 2015  Marken, ... services to the life sciences industry, has been granted ... to patient shipment of clinical drug product in Korea.  ... South Korea to continue receiving their ... Respiratory System (MERS). The emergency was caused ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:UBM Joins Chengdu Tianyi to Hold CWMEE 2016 2UBM Joins Chengdu Tianyi to Hold CWMEE 2016 3Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card Make a Difference for Our Nation's Heroes 2Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 2Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 3
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Medicine Products: