Intravenous salbutamol for childhood asthma: evidence-based medicine?

  title={Intravenous salbutamol for childhood asthma: evidence-based medicine?},
  author={E. Starkey and H. Mulla and H. Sammons and H. Pandya},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={873 - 877}
  • E. Starkey, H. Mulla, +1 author H. Pandya
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Intravenous salbutamol is commonly used to treat children with severe asthma unresponsive to inhaled β2-agonist therapy. However, in this setting, there is little clinical trial data demonstrating its effectiveness. Additionally, there are significant concerns that intravenous salbutamol-dosing recommendations for children with acute asthma are excessive, and unnecessarily raise the potential for adverse reactions, such as lactic acidosis and tachycardia which, by increasing respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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