Formoterol in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  title={Formoterol in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Paschalis Steiropoulos and Argyrios Tzouvelekis and Demosthenes E Bouros},
  journal={International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease},
  pages={205 - 216}
Bronchodilators represent the hallmark of symptomatic treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). There are four categories of bronchodilators: anticholinergics, methylxanthines, short-acting beta2-agonists, and long-acting beta2-agonists such as formoterol. Significant research has been performed to investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of formoterol in the therapeutic field of COPD. Formoterol exhibits a rapid onset of bronchodilation similar to that observed with… CONTINUE READING
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