What are the benefits of combination therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Paul Kleinschmidt, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Combinations of bronchodilators may improve efficacy and reduce risk of adverse effects rather than increasing the dose of a single agent. Keep in mind that, based on several studies, the acute response to short-acting agents does not predict the future response to long-acting agents.


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