What is DULERA?

DULERA is an inhaled medicine used to control and prevent asthma symptoms such as wheezing in people 12 and older.

DULERA is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used as a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

DULERA is not for people who are well controlled on a long-term asthma-control medicine like a low to medium dose of an inhaled corticosteroid medicine, or who only need a rescue inhaler once in a while.

What are the 2 medicines in DULERA?

DULERA is an FDA-approved inhaler that combines 2 medicines that treat asthma. DULERA contains an inhaled corticosteroid called mometasone furoate and a long-acting
beta2-agonist medicine (LABA) called formoterol fumarate dihydrate.

There are 2 main ways that asthma affects your lungs—DULERA helps treat them both.

One medicine in DULERA helps to decrease the swelling (inflammation) in the lungs that can cause asthma symptoms. The other medicine in DULERA helps to relax the muscles in the airways. This helps to prevent symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath that can happen when asthma makes the airways close up (constriction).

In a clinical research study over 6 months

People 12 years of age and older using DULERA experienced:

  • Significant improvement in lung function
  • Reduced use of a rescue inhaler to treat sudden symptoms
  • Reduced number of nights waking up to use a rescue inhaler

The study involved people whose asthma was not under control while using medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids.

70% of patients in the study had no flare-ups

Over the 6-month clinical research study, 70% of the people taking DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg did not have an asthma flare-up* — compared to 66% taking mometasone furoate 100 mcg, 46% taking formoterol 5 mcg alone and 44% of patients using an inhaler containing only placebo (the placebo inhaler did not contain medicine).

* Flare-up defined as an important reduction in lung function that may last 2 or more consecutive days, emergency treatment, hospitalization, or treatment with certain additional asthma medications.