Recent data shows that COPD patients respond quite favorably to formoterol-containing treatments, in fact, medications that contain formoterol were found to significantly reduce airflow obstruction, even in those with severe COPD.
"The effect of COPD severity on airway reversibility to formoterol had not been evaluated extensively," says Donald Tashkin, MD, emeritus professor of medicine at UCLA. "We investigated reversibility to formoterol-containing treatment in moderate to very severe COPD patients."
Formoterol is often combined with budesonide, a corticosteroid. It has an extended duration of action of up to 12 hours.
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