controversy about whether long-acting beta-agonists (salmeterol, etc) should be stopped once asthma is controlled

You'll hear new controversy about whether long-acting beta-agonists (salmeterol, etc) should be stopped once asthma is controlled.

Many patients end up on a combo corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist inhaler (Advair, etc) when an inhaled steroid alone is not enough for persistent asthma.

But some regulators warn that these combo inhalers should be stopped as soon as possible once asthma is controlled...due to safety concerns about the long-acting beta-agonist.

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