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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: The combination help

Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung.
Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid.

In brief: The combination help

Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung.
Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid.
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