Expect Fewer Inhaled Steroids to Be Used for COPD

More bronchodilators and fewer inhaled corticosteroids will be used for COPD...due to new guidelines.

Many COPD patients get an inhaled steroid/long-acting beta-agonist combo (Advair, Breo, Symbicort) for persistent symptoms.

But combining two long-acting bronchodilators prevents more exacerbations...and has a lower risk of pneumonia than steroid combos.

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