Comparison of the relative efficacy of formoterol and salmeterol in asthmatic patients.

Studies performed on airway smooth muscle in vitro have indicated that salmeterol is a partial agonist on the beta2-receptor in comparison to formoterol. In the present study we evaluated whether these pharmacological differences between salmeterol and formoterol also are applicable to asthmatic patients. The protective effects by increasing cumulative… (More)