Comparative efficacy and safety of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma.

@article{Jackson1999ComparativeEA,
  title={Comparative efficacy and safety of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma.},
  author={Lawrence D Jackson and Dimitris A Polygenis and Robert Andrew McIvor and Irene Worthington},
  journal={The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology = Journal canadien de pharmacologie clinique},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          26-37
        }
}
Current guidelines emphasize the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids for anti-inflammatory activity in asthma, and recommend higher doses and earlier initiation of therapy than previous guidelines. Concern over possible side effects with long term use has prompted an evaluation of the available literature to determine the optimal dose that may be administered without fear that significant side effects might occur (e.g., growth retardation in children, adrenal suppression, reduction in bone… CONTINUE READING

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