Tag Archives: bronchodilators

REVISITING THE SAFETY OF LABAS IN CHILDREN WITH SEVERE ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Twenty years ago the SMART study suggested a risk of long-acting beta agonists (LABA) use, However, the rail was associated with the use of LABA alone and NOT with the concurrent use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Study after … Continue reading

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APPROPRIATE USE OF PRESSURIZED METERED-DOSE INHALERS FOR ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: No medication can give its best benefit if not taken properly.  The same holds true for metered dose inhalers for asthma. If your inhaler does not help when you use it, maybe your technique is a little off. … Continue reading

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CONTROVERSIES REGARDING LONG-ACTING BETA 2-AGONISTS

FCAAIA Notes: The long-acting Beta 2-agonists are long-acting cousins of albuterol. They are found in such combination medications as Advair, Symbicort, and Dulera. These medications are very useful; and are required for many patients with asthma. However, they are not … Continue reading

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