Kombinationen af indacaterol/glycopyrronium til KOL har effekt på symptomer, FEV1 og eksacerbationer
Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V02140088
The combination of indacaterol and glycopyrronium has effects on symptoms, lung function, and rate of exacerbations in COPD patients
Long-acting bronchodilators are the mainstay of pharmacological therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This paper reviews the efficacy of the once-daily fixed-dose dual bronchodilator combination of indacaterol and glycopyrronium in COPD patients. Compared with single therapy with indacaterol, glycopyrronium and tiotropium and fixed combination salmeterol/fluticasone, fixed-dose indacaterol/glycopyrronium has clinically relevant effects on symptoms, health status, lung function, and rate of exacerbations and by that suggests a potential for dual bronchodilation as an important maintenance therapeutic option for some patients with COPD.