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Quick-relief medications for asthma : final report, update 1

Norris, Susan L
McNally, Tarra K
Thakurta, Sujata
Oregon Health & Science University Evidence-based Practice Center
Oregon Health & Science University
Quick-relief medications for asthma : final report, update 1 / Susan L. Norris, Tarra K. McNally, Sujata Thakurta ; Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, Oregon Health & Science University.
Other Title(s):
Drug class review : quick-relief medications for asthma
Drug class review
Country of Publication:
United States
Portland, Or. : Oregon Health & Science University, c2008.
1 online resource.
Electronic Links:
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. In susceptible individuals this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, cough, and other symptoms. Asthma medications fall into 2 general classes: medications for long-term control and medications for quick relief of airflow obstruction and symptoms. Medications for quick relief of bronchoconstriction and acute symptoms include short-acting beta2-agonists and anticholinergics. The purpose of this review is to compare the benefits and harms of short-acting beta2-agonists and ipratropium bromide used for quick relief of asthma symptoms.
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists/therapeutic use
Anti-Asthmatic Agents/therapeutic use*
Asthma/drug therapy
Ipratropium/therapeutic use
Risk Assessment
Publication Type(s):
Evaluation Studies
Title from PDF cover.
"October 2008."
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
The funding source, the Center for Evidence-based Policy, is supported by 17 organizations, including 15 state Medicaid programs. These organizations selected the topic and had input into the Key Questions for this review. The content and conclusions of the review are entirely determined by the Evidence-based Practice Center researchers. The authors of this report have no financial interest in any company that makes or distributes the products reviewed in this report.
101554700 [Electronic Resource]

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