Indacaterol is a bronchodilator drug whose use was recently approved (November 2009) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Indacaterol is a selective agonist of β2-adrenergic receptors belonging to the family of so-called ultra-LABAs (ltra Long Acting Beta-adrenoceptor Agonists, ie the agonists of the β2-adrenergic receptors with an ultra long duration of action).

Indacaterol - Chemical Structure

Due to its remarkable duration of action, indacaterol can be administered only once a day, unlike drugs such as formoterol and salmeterol (selective long-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonists) which must be taken twice. per day.

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