What do you know about Salmeterol?


1    is longer-acting than salbutamol

2    may be used in combination with beclomethasone

3    could replace salbutamol use


A    1, 2, 3

B    1, 2 only

C    2, 3 only

D    1 only

E    3 only


  1. B is the answer and winners are Solace and Eze.
    Details Below:
    Salmeterol is a long-acting beta2 agonist with a duration of action of about
    12 h. Onset of action occurs within 10 to 20 minutes of administration by
    inhalation but the maximum effect is not achieved until regular administration
    of successive doses. It cannot replace salbutamol in the relief of an acute
    asthma attack. It is recommended to be used in combination with an inhaled
    corticosteroid as life-threatening asthma attacks have been reported following
    the use of salmeterol without an inhaled corticosteroid.


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