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New research shows asthma drug's effectiveness over usual care alone

The study was developed by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and showed that a once-daily inhalation of a powder, made up of drugs fluticasone furoate and 25mg Vilanterol (FF/VI), was noticeably more effective at improving scores in a test of asthma control , using a validated tool – the Asthma Control Test (ACT), than taking regular maintenance inhaler therapy alone.

Regular maintenance inhaler therapy is defined as taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on their own, or in combination with a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA).

Commercially known as Relvar Ellipta, the drug was given to 2,114 of 4,233 patients for the study, with results monitored at 12, 24, 40 and 52 weeks.

And at 24 weeks, a significantly higher percentage of patients with symptomatic asthma and initiated on treatment with FF/VI achieved better control of their asthma (71%), compared with patients continuing usual care treatment (56%), (odds ratio 2.00, 95% CI 1.70, 2.34; p

Asthma Control?

I need help finding techniques that will help improve my breathing. I would like something that can lower the risk of me having asthma attacks. anything will be helpful videos,magazines,etc. I would like to know if there is anything that can help me


My suggestion to you is to find an Asthma Education source near you. There are courses given by Physicians and Respiratory Therapists that are certified in Asthma Education. They will teach you anything and everything you need to know about the disease


Don't you have an inhaler with you? Or have a nebulizer at home?

Most schools have nebulizers just in case.


albuteral - with the breathing machine - we use to take my husband once a month and havent ever since.

How do athletes with asthma control it?

athletes with asthma have a lot more challenges then normal athletes. so what do they do to control it? cause what i been doing hasn't been helping. how do the athletes over come their challenges?


By using inhaled steroids and their inhaler sensibly. The steroids aren't performance enhance like anabolic steroid and are not banned by any sport Talk to your doctor how he/she recommends you deal with it. They might refer you to a sports medicine doctor.


By using inhaled steroids and their inhaler sensibly. The steroids aren't performance enhance like anabolic steroid and are not banned by any sport Talk to your doctor how he/she recommends you deal with it. They might refer you to a sports medicine doctor.


Yea im a very active person. I swim, play volleyball, and basketball,while traning to be a lifeguard.

I use 3 different inhalors (one for excersice induced, one to diminish swelling, and one for attacks).

In addition I use