Tag: "salmeterol" at medical news
Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
... mild stable asthma who were randomized to receive salmeterol
(50 micrograms b.d), fluticasone propionate (250 m... b.d), or placebo. They investigated the effect of salmeterol
on the numbers of inflammatory cells in biopsy samples of distinct immuno-phenotype and those expres...
Inhaler Linked To Asthma Deaths
...ere linked to asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol
or formoterol //. According to researchers from C...patients who inhaled the long-acting beta-agonists salmeterol
(trade names Serevent and Advair, both made by GlaxoSmithKline) or formoterol (trade name Foradil, m...
COPD Patients Using Beta-agonist Inhalers Are at Risk
...s (metaproterenol [Alupent], formoterol [Foradil], salmeterol
[Serevent, Advair] and albuterol [Proventil, Ventolin, Volmax and others]) increased the risk of respiratory death more than twofold, compared with a placebo. Yet only 5 percent of all prescriptions for COPD are anticholinergics, with beta-agonists...
LABA Drugs Dangerous In Asthma
...cine said that LABA drugs, which include Serevent, salmeterol
and formoterol, should always be used in addition to other steroid drugs as using them singly will cause irreversible damage. “We are seeing an increasingly worrying trend where chronic asthma sufferers, mainly children, are being treated solely by...
Salmeterol - to be used in combination & only when required
...controlled with a low-dose inhaled steroid, adding salmeterol
to the steroid provides increased benefits. So the...seases. Advair, made by GlaxoSmithKine, contains salmeterol
in addition to an inhaled corticosteroid and is extensively marketed, Weinberger said. It is one of ...
Combo Therapy Reduces Exacerbations in Severe COPD
...nchodilator, and gave 507 a combination therapy of salmeterol
and fluticasone propionate, an inhaled corticosteroid. Of the total cohort, 792 patients completed all phases of the 44-week study. In the combined therapy group, 324 patients experienced moderate to severe exacerbations, as compared to 464 in the ...
Drug Treatment Slows Decline in Lung Function in COPD Patients
... who received either the long-acting beta2-agonist salmeterol
(Serevent) or the inhaled corticosteroid fluticaso...lticenter long-term COPD study. The study compared salmeterol
at a dose of 50 mcg plus fluticasone propionate at a dose of 500 mcg twice daily combined in a singl...