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Inhaled Versus Oral Bronchodilators

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When inhaled properly, beta agonists can produce full bronchodilatation without causing side effects. To be effective, the drug must be inhaled sequentially, and if this is done, there is little additional effect from an oral beta agonist or aminophylline. The principle limitation to aerosol therapy is proper inhalation technique, and each patient must be taught, sometimes repeatedly, to inhale the drug slowly into the lungs.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital Medical Center

Publication date: December 1, 1984

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

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