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Olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat) for COPD
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Olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat – Boehringer Ingelheim), a new inhaled long-acting beta2-agonist, has been approved by the FDA for once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is not approved for treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD or for treatment of asthma. Olodaterol is the third long-acting beta2-agonist to be approved by the FDA for once-daily use; indacaterol (Arcapta Neohaler),1 which is available as a single agent, and vilanterol, which is available only in fixed-dose combinations with the long-acting anticholinergic umeclidinium (Anoro Ellipta) or the corticosteroid fluticasone furoate (Breo Ellipta), were approved earlier.2,3

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