Adjustable maintenance dosing with budesonide/formoterol compared with fixed-dose salmeterol/fluticasone in moderate to severe asthma.

@article{Aalbers2004AdjustableMD,
  title={Adjustable maintenance dosing with budesonide/formoterol compared with fixed-dose salmeterol/fluticasone in moderate to severe asthma.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Aalbers and Vibeke Backer and Tuomo Kava and Ernst Reidar Omenaas and Thomas Sandstr{\"o}m and Carin Jorup and Tobias Welte},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={225-40}
}
BACKGROUND Current asthma guidelines recommend that patients are educated to adjust their medication according to their asthma severity using physician-guided self-management plans. However, many patients take a fixed dose of their controller medication and adjust their reliever medication according to asthma symptoms. OBJECTIVES This study examined whether asthma control improved if patients adjusted the maintenance dose of budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort Turbuhaler* 160/4.5 microg… CONTINUE READING

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