controversy about whether long-acting beta-agonists (salmeterol, etc) should be stopped once asthma is controlled

You'll hear new controversy about whether long-acting beta-agonists (salmeterol, etc) should be stopped once asthma is controlled.

Many patients end up on a combo corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist inhaler (Advair, etc) when an inhaled steroid alone is not enough for persistent asthma.

But these combo inhalers have a black box warning to stop them as soon as possible once asthma is controlled due to safety concerns.

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