Definition of combination therapy in English:

combination therapy

Pronunciation /ˌkämbəˈnāSHən ˈTHerəpē/ /ˌkɑmbəˈneɪʃən ˈθɛrəpi/


  • Treatment in which a patient is given two or more drugs (or other therapeutic agents) for a single disease.

    ‘A number of interventions exists for weight loss including diet, exercise, behavioural therapy, drug therapy, surgery and combination therapy.’
    • ‘They conducted this study to compare the efficacy of single versus combination therapy in the treatment of head lice.’
    • ‘If adequate control is not obtained with the use of a single agent, combination therapy is an option.’
    • ‘Discontinuations and reductions in therapy were significantly more common in the patients who received combination therapy.’
    • ‘Although combination therapy has some therapeutic advantage, the efficacy of these agents in steroid-dependent patients is unclear.’
    • ‘In addition, patients taking combination therapy tended to have more aborted lesions compared with those receiving antiviral medication alone.’
    • ‘Even with combination therapy, survival of patients with established respiratory failure at the time of diagnosis remains uncommon.’
    • ‘The patients taking combination therapy scored better on the anxiety and panic disorder scales used during the study.’
    • ‘Recent studies, however, have questioned the effectiveness of this combination therapy in treating heart disease.’
    • ‘In patients who are not responding at one half the maximum dose, an alternative agent or combination therapy should be considered.’
    • ‘Whether you are currently taking combination therapy or other drugs, it is still vital to check your diet.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, such benefits are usually short lived, and even with combination therapy, time until relapse is usually brief.’
    • ‘This design simply assesses whether combination therapy is better than monotherapy with inhaled corticosteroids.’
    • ‘Although this study did not address the efficacy of single compared with combination antibiotic therapy it has been cited in influential articles that advocate combination therapy.’
    • ‘This combination therapy is called highly active anti-retrovirus treatment.’
    • ‘If combination therapy fails to relieve symptoms, invasive approaches to treatment should be considered.’
    • ‘Ongoing studies are examining the role of combination therapy that includes radiation and systemic chemotherapy.’
    • ‘It also wants every family at risk of malaria to have immediate access to cheap and effective antimalarial combination therapy, and every pregnant woman in high risk areas to receive drug treatment.’
    • ‘It is remarkable that the survival advantage associated with combination therapy was only observed in the subgroup of critically ill patients.’
    • ‘And 100% of the patients who took it in combination therapy saw no added benefit.’