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I don't like addiction of formoterol does salmeterol have less addictive properties?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Asthma meds

Neither formoterol nor salmeterol has "addictive properties".
Both are long-acting bronchodilators (open small airways) used in conjunction with an inhaled corticosteroid to control asthma. They are related to albuterol, a short-acting bronchodilator. If your asthma is not adequately controlled w/ formoterol, see your pcp or pulmonologist for meds adjustment.

In brief: Asthma meds

Neither formoterol nor salmeterol has "addictive properties".
Both are long-acting bronchodilators (open small airways) used in conjunction with an inhaled corticosteroid to control asthma. They are related to albuterol, a short-acting bronchodilator. If your asthma is not adequately controlled w/ formoterol, see your pcp or pulmonologist for meds adjustment.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Similar

Both formoterol and salmeterol are long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (laba), which have similar side effect profiles, including cardiac and central nervous system stimulation.
Neither one should have any serious addictive potentials when used for asthma/copd control. But as either one can act as a central nervous system stimulant, there is certainly a potential for addiction and misuse.

In brief: Similar

Both formoterol and salmeterol are long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (laba), which have similar side effect profiles, including cardiac and central nervous system stimulation.
Neither one should have any serious addictive potentials when used for asthma/copd control. But as either one can act as a central nervous system stimulant, there is certainly a potential for addiction and misuse.
Dr. Michio Abe
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