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Inhaled Corticosteroids: Use and Abuse

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Inhaled beclomethasone is an effective drug in asthma and in doses of 300-800 g/day is quite safe. Suppression of the adrenals is not a clinically important problem. New developments in delivery systems, like tube spacers will improve efficacy. Some new inhaled corticosteroids like budesonide, triamcinolone, and, flunisolide show potential for the future.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Child Health, University of Missouri Health Sciences 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.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

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