When children are diagnosed with asthma they are typically given a blue Ventolin inhaler to provide instant relief from attacks, but some need to use them so frequently that doctors also prescribe a steroid inhaler or, where this does not work, Salmeterol for longer-acting treatment.
What does Sal stand for?
Sal stands for Salmeterol
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1,2) The recent TORCH study (3) of more than 6 000 patients showed that the combination of salmeterol and fluticasone not only improved lung function and health status, but also reduced the relative mortality risk by 17.
For all other asthma and COPD patients, concomitant therapies (eg, montelukast, formoterol or salmeterol DPI, theophylline) remained the same during the transition to BIS.
Fluticasone is a steroid and salmeterol is a non-rescue bronchodilator.
Salmeterol is a bronchodilator that is designed to be long acting.
An Advisory Committee to the FDA recently unanimously agreed (11 to 0) that GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus[R] 500/50 (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) demonstrated a significant reduction in the risk of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the US.