Patients prefer combination asthma inhaler: study

Budesonide-formoterol as needed more popular than maintenance ICS among those who have tried both

Patients with mild asthma report more satisfaction with using a combination inhaler as needed than having to be on maintenance steroids, a study shows.

young man holding combination inhaler

A trial comparing as-needed use of a combination inhaler with conventional maintenance inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) plus short-acting beta-agonists (SABA) in people with mild-to-moderate asthma suggests that 90% of those using the combination inhaler prefer it.

The New Zealand-led PRACTICAL

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