Indacaterol. A long-acting beta-2 agonist, no advantages in COPD.

  • Published 2011 in Prescrire international

Abstract

In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchodilator drugs have only modest symptomatic efficacy. There is no evidence that they slow disease progression. A short-acting beta-2 agonist such as salbutamol is the first-choice treatment, used either on demand or on a regular basis. Long-acting beta2 agonists are an option for patients… (More)

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