TITLE

Daily asthma drugs not essential

AUTHOR(S)
Baines, Emma
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;4/15/2005, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that mild asthma may be controlled as effectively by short, intermittent courses of inhaled corticosteroids as by daily treatment. The study included 225 adults with persistent, mild asthma who did not smoke. Their FEV1 was at least 70 per cent of the predicted value and they responded to a methacholine 16mg challenge with a 20 per cent drop in FEV1. The patients were assigned to take 200mu g of budesonide twice daily, 20mg of zafirlukast twice daily or a placebo inhaler.
ACCESSION #
16857513

 

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