Inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate stepping-up asthma care

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Abstract

Beclomethasone dipropionate was used in pressurized aerosols for the treatment of 60 cases of chronic allergic asthma for up to 15 months. Twenty-eight out of 37 cases were transferred to this treatment after being dependent on oral steroids for up to 16 years. Nineteen out of 23 other asthmatics not dependent on steroids were also completely controlled. No biochemical evidence of adrenal suppression was found. Steroid withdrawal symptoms were often a problem, suggesting absence of systemic absorption. The precise mode of action and metabolic fate of this corticosteroid are not yet known.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandmark Papers in Allergy: Seminal Papers in Allergy with Expert Commentaries
EditorsAziz Sheikh, Thomas Platts-Mills, Allison Worth
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter42
ISBN (Print)9780199651559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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