Be Prepared to Handle Switches With New Fluticasone/Salmeterol Inhalers

New fluticasone/salmeterol inhalers for asthma (AirDuo, etc) will compete with Advair...and lead to questions about how to switch.

Teva is launching AirDuo (air-DOO-oh) RespiClick AND its generic, fluticasone/salmeterol, at the same time.

But switches can be tricky. AirDuo comes in 55/14, 113/14, and 232/14 mcg of fluticasone/salmeterol...compared to 100/50, 250/50, and 500/50 mcg for Advair Diskus. Both inhalers are dosed one puff BID.

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