TABLE 1

Summary of LABAs Approved in United States for Treatment of Asthma in 2009

Product NameYear of ApprovalLABAInhaled Corticosteroid (ICS)Current Ages Approved, y
Serevent MDI1994Salmeterol xinofoateNone≥12
Serevent Diskus1997Salmeterol xinofoateNone≥12
Advair Diskus2000Salmeterol xinofoateFluticasone≥4
Advair HFA2006Salmeterol xinofoateFluticasone≥12
Foradil Aerolizer2001Formoterol fumarateNone≥5
Foradil Certihaler2006Formoterol fumarateNone≥5
Symbicort2006Formoterol fumarateBudesonide≥12