Less Medication for Asthma?

Adults with mild persistent asthma may be able to control attacks by taking corticosteroids only when needed, instead of taking anti-inflammatory drugs daily, according to the Improving Asthma Control Trial (IMPACT).

Conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Asthma Clinical Research Network, the one-year, multicenter study found that participants who took corticosteroids when symptoms were present had rates of severe exacerbations and declines in asthma-related lung function that were similar to those of patients using daily long-term control medication. Viagra Online Canadian Pharmacy

The new findings might not apply if asthma has developed recently or if patients have more frequent symptoms or more severe asthma. The updated guidelines are to be released in 2006.