Pharmacy Pearls: SMART Therapy for AsthmaOctober 26th, 2021 | Asthma/COPD•Pharmacy Pearls
This edition of Pharmacy Pearls reviews single maintenance and reliever therapy (or SMART) for asthma management in patients >12 years old. Referenced in both GINA 2021 and NHLBI 2020 asthma guidelines, SMART offers the option of using a single inhaler for both reliever and maintenance therapy. This reduces the number of devices a patient has to master and carry, and the evidence suggests that this method of treatment reduces the risk of severe exacerbations while maintaining symptom control versus similar or higher dose ICS/SABA-based regimens.
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