A randomized open-label comparative study of montelukast versus theophylline added to inhaled corticosteroid in asthmatic children.

BACKGROUND Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are widely used in combination with other classes of drugs for treatment of childhood asthma. The efficacy and the safety of montelukast added to low-dose ICS therapy were compared with those of sustained-release theophylline added to low-dose ICS therapy in asthmatic children in the present study. METHODS… CONTINUE READING