Expect Fewer Inhaled Steroids to Be Used for COPD

You'll see more bronchodilators and fewer inhaled corticosteroids for COPD...due to new guidelines.

Many COPD patients get an inhaled steroid/long-acting beta-agonist combo (Advair, Breo, Symbicort) for persistent symptoms.

But combining two long-acting bronchodilators works better to prevent exacerbations...with a lower risk of pneumonia.

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