Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Internet J Pediatr Neonatol. 2006;6(1). pii: 23.

Inhaled Corticosteroids Adverse Events In Asthmatic Children: A Review.

Author information

1
Pediatric Respiratory Specialist, Farwanyah Hospital, Kuwait.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have an important role in the treatment of chronic asthma in children. The prevalence of asthma symptoms in children varies from 0 to 30 percent in different populations with the highest prevalence occurring in Australia, New Zealand and England.

METHODS:

A review of the literature and studies about inhaled corticosteroids safety, action and adverse events in children and adults where applicable was done.

CONCLUSION:

Inhaled corticosteroids are the main stay therapy for persistent asthma in children. Their safety and efficacy is proven from the literature. Proper education of the parents about asthma and inhaled corticosteroids is very important and improve asthma control. Keeping in mind to taper the inhaled corticosteroids to the lowest dose needed to control asthma and using correct inhalation technique by the use of spacers with metered dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers (Turbuhaler and Diskus) will prevent the occurrence of adverse events.

PMID:
21666762
PMCID:
PMC3111016
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center