Symbicort??: A better way to treat asthma?
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Current asthma guidelines suggest the preferred treatment for moderate-persistent and severe-persistent asthma include both an ICS and LABA. Recent evidence has shown that the addition of a LABA to an ICS is more beneficial for asthma control than an ICS alone. Until recently, Advair Diskus has been the only combination of LABA/ICS available for use in the United States. Symbicort, much like Advair, is intended only for patients who are not adequately controlled on other asthma controller medications, generally low- to mediumdose ICS.
Evidence-based practice 11, no. 01 (2008): 11+