Be Prepared to Dispense New Inhaler Combos for COPD
You'll see more prescriptions for certain inhalers for COPD...due to new guidelines.
Many COPD patients use Advair, Breo, or Symbicort to treat wheezing and other persistent symptoms. These inhalers combine a steroid plus a long-acting bronchodilator.
But these inhaled steroid combos are falling out of favour. They increase the risk of pneumonia...and they're not as good at preventing flare-ups as combining two long-acting bronchodilators.