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Fluticasone Furoate (Arnuity Ellipta) for Asthma
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The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (GSK), a single-agent inhaler containing the corticosteroid fluticasone furoate, for once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in patients ≥12 years old. Fluticasone furoate is also available in combination with the long-acting beta2-agonist vilanterol as Breo Ellipta for treatment of asthma and COPD.1

MAINTENANCE TREATMENT — An inhaled corticosteroid is the most effective long-term treatment for control of mild, moderate, or severe persistent asthma. In randomized controlled trials, inhaled corticosteroids have been significantly more effective than long-acting beta2-agonists, leukotriene modifiers, cromolyn, or theophylline in improving pulmonary function, preventing symptoms and exacerbations, reducing the need for emergency department treatment, and decreasing deaths due to asthma. ... more      

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