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Combination Medication

Pharmaceutical companies have developed inhalers consisting of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator. The bronchodilator relaxes the airways and increased airflow while inhaled corticosteroid reduces airway inflammation. They can be prescribed as controllers to prevent asthma attacks.

These inhalers are also known as “combination medication”. They are easy to use and help ensure the necessary dosing of inhaled steroid, which some patients fail to use regularly.

Common combination medication

Metered dose inhaler

Dry powder inhaler


(Budesonide / Formoterol)


(Salmeterol / Fluticasone)