Drug update

Long acting beta agonists and asthma

Drug update

Long acting beta agonists and asthma

Jeanie Leong, Quentin Summers

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Abstract

These bronchodilators are a useful add-on therapy to inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of persistent asthma.

Article Extract

Long acting beta agonists (LABAs) are a major therapeutic development in the management of asthma. They cause significant sustained bronchodilatation, thereby providing superior symptom control and improved lung function when added to inhaled corticosteroids.