What is included in pharmacologic management of pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Pharmacologic management includes the use of agents for control and agents for relief. Control agents include inhaled corticosteroids, inhaled cromolyn or nedocromil, long-acting bronchodilators, theophylline, leukotriene modifiers, and more recent strategies such as the use of the anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody (omalizumab) or IL-5 monoclonal antibodies (mepolizumab, benralizumab). Relief medications include short-acting bronchodilators, systemic corticosteroids, and ipratropium.


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