Dose reduction of inhaled corticosteroids under concomitant medication with montelukast in patients with asthma.

@article{Kanniess2002DoseRO,
  title={Dose reduction of inhaled corticosteroids under concomitant medication with montelukast in patients with asthma.},
  author={Frank Kanniess and Kai Richter and Stanislawa Janicki and Martin Schleiss and Rudolf A. J{\"o}rres and H. Magnussen},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1080-7}
}
The present study aimed at comparing the effects of a dose reduction of inhaled corticosteroids on lung function, indirect measures of airway inflammation and clinical scores during treatment with a leucotriene receptor antagonist. In 50 patients (mean forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) 94% predicted), steroid doses (800 microg beclomethasone dipropionate) were first reduced to 50% and then to 25%, for 6 weeks each. One group received a placebo and the other group received… CONTINUE READING