Stopping Inhaled Corticosteroids Is Safe On Cystic Fibrosis PatientsCystic fibrosis (CF) patients who regularly use inhaled corticosteroid and those who did not use these drugs for six months showed no positive or negative effects in terms of major disease factors. This proves that stopping inhaled corticosteroid usage does not cause problems in cystic fibrosis patient users.

The team of Dr. Ian M. Balfour-Lynn of the Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital in London claimed that it is safe for CF patients to stop using inhaled corticosteroids in order to lower their drug burden, to reduce potential adverse side effects, and to save money.

The research team pointed out that they were not advocating stopping inhaled corticosteroid use in all CF patients, but urging clinicians to assess the need in each individual.