Advair gains COPD indications
The FDA has approved Advair Diskus 250/50 (fluticasone propionate 250mcg and salmeterol 50mcg inhalation powder) for the reduction of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have a history of exacerbations. The FDA has also expanded the use of Advair Diskus 250/50 to a broader patient population which includes not only patients with COPD associated with chronic bronchitis, but also emphysema or both conditions.
Advair Diskus 250/50 is already indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients not adequately controlled on other asthma-controller medications or whose disease severity warrants initiation of 2 maintenance therapies.
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