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Budesonide/formoterol may be used for adjustable maintenance dosing in asthma
  1. D Simcock
  1. Specialist Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Newham General Hospital, London, UK;

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This randomised, double blind/open two phase multicentre study, sponsored by Astra Zeneca, was conducted over 7 months to find out if asthma control was better when patients adjusted the maintenance dose of inhaled budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort Turbohaler) according to asthma symptoms than when fixed dose (FD) regimens were used.

Eligible patients were randomised to one of three groups: (1) Symbicort …

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