Control of asthma. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Developments of the past decade have greatly improved the likelihood that patients can control their asthma. Inhaled medications are basic to a regimen that may include bronchodilators only, or bronchodilators along with cromoglycate and steroid to the extent required to achieve and maintain control. The regimen is modified for the individual and designed to control symptoms while avoiding an overdose of any one agent and overuse of inhaled bronchodilators (a sign of their lessening effectiveness). The regimen outlined emphasizes controlling asthma day to day and providing effective intervention early to prevent attacks from becoming severe.

publication date

  • March 15, 1982

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