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What is formoterol?

Formoterol is an inhaled maintenance therapy, usually used with a controller medication like an inhaled corticosteroid, for people who have asthma. It is also used for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a category of lung problems that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It can improve symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. It belongs to a class of drugs called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs).

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