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Trelegy Ellipta - A Three-Drug Inhaler for COPD
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The FDA has approved Trelegy Ellipta (GSK), a fixed-dose combination of the inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) fluticasone furoate, the long-acting antimuscarinic agent (LAMA) umeclidinium, and the long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) vilanterol. It is available as a dry powder inhaler for once-daily maintenance treatment of COPD and to reduce COPD exacerbations in patients with a history of exacerbations. Trelegy Ellipta is the first three-drug inhaler for treatment of COPD to become available in the US.

MAINTENANCE TREATMENT OF COPD — For patients who have COPD symptoms or are at increased risk of exacerbations, maintenance inhalation treatment with an inhaled LABA or (preferably) LAMA can relieve symptoms, improve lung function, and reduce exacerbation frequency. Patients with COPD that is inadequately controlled with monotherapy should receive a LAMA and a LABA. An ICS plus a LABA appears to ... more      

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