Effect of montelukast for treatment of asthma in cigarette smokers.

  title={Effect of montelukast for treatment of asthma in cigarette smokers.},
  author={David J Price and Todor A Popov and Leif Bjermer and Susan L Lu and Romana Petrovic and Kristel Vandormael and Anish Mehta and Jolanta D Strus and Peter G Polos and George Philip},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={131 3},
OBJECTIVE Many asthmatic patients are unable to quit cigarettes; therefore information is needed on treatment options for smokers. This study evaluates 10 mg/d montelukast and 250 μg of fluticasone propionate twice daily, each compared with placebo, in patients with self-reported active smoking (unable to quit) and asthma. METHODS Patients (ages 18-55 years, with asthma [≥1 year], FEV1 of 60% to 90% of predicted value, airway reversibility [≥12%], and self-reported active smoking [≥0.5 to ≤2… CONTINUE READING
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