What is it about?

The formulation of indacaterol and mometasone in the easy-to-use intuitive Breezhaler shows tremendous impact. The molecules are well known - mometasone for 20 plus years in asthma treatment and indacterol for 10 plus years in difficult COPD treatment. Combined, they have a great impact than the market leader until now - Advair (Seretide outside of North America). Most importantly, this new combination can be taken just once daily in the treatment of asthma.

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Why is it important?

The combination of well-established drugs with track records of safety to create a novel combination helps make better treatment options available sooner for patients. It is a great example of working smarter to improve care.


IRL is delighted to have been a part of this important development for Canadians with asthma.

Professor Kenneth R Chapman
University of Toronto

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This page is a summary of: Indacaterol/Mometasone Furoate Fixed-Dose Combination Improves Lung Function and Decreases Exacerbations Compared with Salmeterol/Fluticasone in Patients with Uncontrolled Asthma: Pooled Analyses of PALLADIUM and IRIDIUM Studies, May 2020, American Thoracic Society,
DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_meetingabstracts.a3004.
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