long-acting beta agonist


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long-acting beta agonist

Abbreviation: LABA
A class of medications used to treat asthma. Examples include: formoterol and salmeterol.
See also: agonist
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If the patient continues to have symptomsdespite adequate inhaled-ster oid therapy, either a long-acting beta agonist or a leukotriene-receptor antagonist can be added, based on both patient and physician preferences.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring major changes to the prescribing information for inhaled long-acting beta agonists as part of a risk management plan to address the ongoing safety issues associated with the products' use in children and adults with asthma, the agency said at a press briefing.
This decrease in bronchodilator response has been observed with both short-acting and long-acting beta agonists.
The FDA based its approval decision on a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of 297 patients with severe, persistent asthma who experienced symptoms despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists (Am.
New safety controls for drugs in the class of long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) have been announced by the Food and Drug Administration.
In terms of asthma management, beta-2 agonists are classified as either short-acting beta agonists (SABAs) or long-acting beta agonists (LABAs).