Managing chronic diseases

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.964-b (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:964

Combination of inhaler treatment in India has shown good results

  1. Parvaiz A Koul, ACP fellow (parvaizk@rediffmail.com)
  1. North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA

    EDITOR—The long acting anticholinergic drug tiotropium and the long acting β-2 agonist formoterol have individually been shown to be effective in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1 Faster and prolonged action in case of formoterol and effective prolonged action of tiotropium make the two drugs with different profiles attractive alternative options, …

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