How effective are co-medication strategies in comparison to a fixed-dose combination treatment in the treatment of allergic rhinitis?

Poor treatment adherence is common among patients with allergic rhinitis, as they often use their medication intermittently and only when their symptoms worsen. Along with this, co-medication is common practice and patients may self-medicate in addition to existing prescriptions. As a result, patients expect a quick onset of action, but how effective are these strategies in comparison to a fixed-dose combination treatment? Key outcomes from Bousquet et al’s study which compared these two treatment approaches in an environmental exposure chamber study are presented in the infographic below.

Onset of action of the fixed combination intranasal azelastine-fluticasone propionate in an allergen exposure chamber

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