UConn-led studies found that a corticosteroid-bronchodilator (LABA) combination is effective not only when used for daily control, but also for quick relief of asthma symptoms.

When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, using a single corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator treatment for both daily asthma control and for rescue relief during sudden asthma attacks is more effective than taking separate medications for daily control and rescue, according to an analysis led by University of Connecticut researchers.

Standard treatment guidelines for persistent asthma in the United States currently suggest using different medications for daily control and rescue relief.