Asthma medications and how to use them

Jacqueline A. Pongracic*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Aerosolized medications for the treatment of asthma are now considered to be the delivery system of choice. Despite their popularity, traditional pressurized metered dose inhalers are associated with a variety of drawbacks. This article reviews the aerosolized drug delivery systems currently available, along with their advantages and disadvantages. Patient technique in the use of these agents is addressed. Special considerations in children and the elderly are discussed, with specific recommendations tailored to these age groups, followed by practical suggestions for general inhaler use. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent opinion in pulmonary medicine
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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