Low-dose budesonide with the addition of an increased dose during exacerbations is effective in long-term asthma control. On behalf of the Italian Study Group.

@article{Foresi2000LowdoseBW,
  title={Low-dose budesonide with the addition of an increased dose during exacerbations is effective in long-term asthma control. On behalf of the Italian Study Group.},
  author={Antonio Foresi and Maria Cristina Morelli and Elisabetta Catena},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={440-6}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare the effects of a 6-month treatment with budesonide 100 microg bid (low dose) and 400 microg bid (standard reference dose) in controlling symptoms and lung function in a group of asthmatics with moderate asthma (baseline FEV(1) > or = 50% and < or = 90% of predicted values) previously treated with inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate (500 to 1,000 microg/d). Moreover, we investigated whether or not asthma exacerbations could be treated by a short-term… CONTINUE READING

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