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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Oct;19(19):3757-62.

Functional study on Boswellia phytosome as complementary intervention in asthmatic patients.

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ASL 207, Cava dei Tirreni (Salerno), Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The combination of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) is recommended for the treatment of patients with mild-to-severe persistent asthma. However, given the lack of definite and safe therapies, complementary or alternative medicines are frequently used by asthmatic patients in combination with standard treatments.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A group of asthmatic subjects have been enrolled in this multicenter study; after having verified the compliance to their current medical therapy (ICS + LABAs), the subjects have been randomized to receive Casperome® 500 mg/day or no additional treatment for a period of 4 weeks. They were also asked to keep track of the number of inhalations required per day and any adverse events through a daily form.

RESULTS:

A total of 32 subjects were enrolled in the study. Subjects receiving Casperome® 500 mg/day in addition to the standard ICS + LABAs treatment showed a decrease in the number of inhalations needed compared to patients who did not receive Casperome® therapy. The treatment was well tolerated and only mild-moderate adverse events were registered.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of Casperome® 500 mg/day is beneficial for asthmatic patients as it helps reduce the need for inhalation therapy with ICS + LABA.

PMID:
26502867
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