UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: LABAs

Keywords: serevent, foradil (PubMed Search)

Posted: 12/19/2008 by Fermin Barrueto, MD (Updated: 4/22/2024)
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The FDA has ruled that Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) are not worth the risk with increased hospitalization and increased mortality. Serevent has largely been replaced by Advair now. Unfortunately, for the children, it took 3 years to look at the data and finally come to this conclusion. Advair (LABA + fluticasone) has escaped the ruling with lack of evidence.