Expect Eosinophils to Guide Whether to Start Inhaled Steroids for COPD
You'll hear more emphasis on limiting inhaled corticosteroids for COPD...due to updated guidelines.
TV ads push steroid combo inhalers (Breo, etc) for COPD. And now we have lower-cost generics for Advair (salmeterol/fluticasone).
But inhaled steroids don't benefit all patients with COPD...and are linked to pneumonia and thrush.