TITLE

2008 - Review: Long-acting beta-agonists do not increase risk for asthma-related hospitalization in patients taking inhaled corticosteroids

AUTHOR(S)
Shafazand, Shirin
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deliberates on the safety of using concomitant therapy with long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) in asthma patients who are taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). Research conducted reveals that asthma patients who are taking ICSs, concomitant therapy with long-acting beta-agonists does not affect asthma-related hospitalization or serious adverse events. Children were excluded from the study and there is a paucity of information on the safety of LABAs in children.
ACCESSION #
38421569

 

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