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- Mometasone (Asmanex®) -- an inhaled corticosteroid
- Formoterol fumarate (Foradil®) -- a beta-adrenergic agonist.
Inhaled corticosteroids, sometimes called steroids for short, reduce the inflammation in the lungs that lead to asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Because Dulera is inhaled directly into the lungs, the rest of the body is exposed to lower steroid levels, compared to steroids taken by mouth. This helps reduce or eliminate many of the side effects associated with long-term steroid use.
Beta-adrenergic agonists, or beta agonists for short, relax the muscles around the airways, opening the airways up and allowing air to get into and through the lungs more easily. This helps to relieve the symptoms of asthma by making it easier to breathe.