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ASTHMA-DRUGS

Respiratory

ASTHMA-DRUGS

1. Quick relief (for acute exacerbations and mild, intermittent disease):
- Short-acting beta2-agonists (SABAs)
- Systemic corticosteroids
- Anticholinergics

2. Long-term control:
- Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS; most potent and most effective)
- Long-acting beta-2-agonists (LABAs)
- Mast-cell stabilizers (cromolyn sodium and nedocromil)
- Leukotriene modifiers
- Methylxanthines (theophylline)
- Immunomodulators (omalizumab = anti-IgE)


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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