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J Asthma. 2002 May;39(3):227-37.

Twice-daily budesonide inhalation suspension in infants and children < 4 and > or = 4 years of age with persistent asthma.

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Connecticut Allergy and Asthma Center, West Hartford 06119, USA.


A retrospective analysis, based on a randomized, placebo-controlled, 12-week study in children 6 months to 8 years of age with persistent asthma, was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of budesonide inhalation suspension 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg twice daily vs. placebo in children < 4 and > or = 4 years of age. Both age groups demonstrated significant (p < or = 0.050) improvement in nighttime and daytime asthma symptom scores and decreased bronchodilator use compared with placebo. In addition, the safety profile of twice-daily budesonide inhalation suspension was favorable in both age groups.

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