oa South African Family Practice - Symbicord(R) Maintenance and Reliever Treatment : a SMART new treatment standard for greater overall asthma control? : press release



Symbicord(R) SMART (as-needed budesonide-formoterol combination) achieved a 45% reduction in severe exacerbations compared with terbutaline, partly due to formetorol's rapid- and long-acting effect. This was achieved with less recourse to additional maintenance ICS than seen in studies yielding far smaller reductions, possibly because declining lung-tissue concentrations of maintenance ICS may benefit from timely supplementation.


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