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Asthma sufferers may be able to take pill over inhaler

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

New research finds taking a pill to control asthma may work just as well as some conventional inhalers.

The study followed 650 chronic asthma patients for two years.

Researchers found medications like Singulair and Accolate were equally effective at managing symptoms as steroid and other preventer-inhalers.

And because the pill is easier to use, patients were 60 percent more likely to take their medications than those using several inhalers.

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