Don't Assume Using Combo Steroid Asthma Inhalers AS NEEDED Is Wrong

You'll hear buzz about using formoterol/inhaled corticosteroid combos (Symbicort, Dulera) AS NEEDED for adults with MILD asthma.

For years, PRN albuterol has been the mainstay for many mild asthma patients with symptoms twice per week or less...adding a daily low-dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) for more frequent symptoms.

Now updated guidelines suggest PRN use of combos with the long-acting beta-agonist formoterol plus an inhaled steroid.

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