Formoterol as relief medication in asthma: a worldwide safety and effectiveness trial.

@article{Pauwels2003FormoterolAR,
  title={Formoterol as relief medication in asthma: a worldwide safety and effectiveness trial.},
  author={Romain A. Pauwels and Malcolm R Sears and Malcolm Campbell and Carlos Villasante and S Huang and Agne Lindh and Wolfgang Petermann and Michel Aubier and Gerhard Schwabe and Thomas Bengtsson},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={787-94}
}
The aim of the study was to compare the safety and effectiveness of as-needed formoterol with salbutamol in a large international real-life asthma study. Children and adults (n=18,124) were randomised to 6 months as-needed treatment with open-label formoterol 4.5 microg Turbuhaler or salbutamol 200 microg pressurised metered dose inhaler or equivalent. Primary safety variables were asthma-related and nonasthma-related serious adverse events (SAE)s and adverse events (AE)s resulting in… CONTINUE READING

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