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Expert review of respiratory medicine

Mometasone furoate/formoterol in the treatment of persistent asthma.


PMID 22082160

Abstract

Mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate dihydrate (MF/F) administered via metered-dose inhaler with a dose counter is a new fixed-dose combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting β2-agonist indicated for daily maintenance therapy in patients aged ≥12 years with persistent asthma. Randomized, controlled trials have suggested that MF/F reduces asthma deteriorations while improving lung function and other measures of asthma control, including quality-of-life. Clinical safety studies lasting up to 1 year have found that MF/F has a low incidence of local and systemic side effects.