21/09/2020 6:50 am Welcome to isteroids.com - BLOG

Friday 15, Jan 2010

  Inhaled steroid treatment better than cromolyn for asthma management

Posted By
Pin it Share on Tumblr

Inhaled steroid treatment better than cromolyn for asthma managementDuring a study in which comparisons were made between cromolyn and inhaled steroid treatment in context to treating asthma, it was found that inhaled steroids are better than cromolyn.

This study was conducted by James Guevara, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues and suggested that adults and children with asthma can exercise better control over asthma with inhaled corticosteroids than cromolyn.

The study pointed out that asthmatic patients on inhaled steroids (such as the brand names Pulmicort, Flovent, and Beclovent) had fewer severe asthma flare-ups on a yearly average basis when compared to patients on cromolyn (sold under the brand name Intal).

It was also suggested that patients on steroids scored considerably better on tests of lung function and made less use of asthma inhalers.

Wednesday 17, Jun 2009

  Inhaled Steroids Advantageous over Cromolyn for Asthma Treatment

Posted By
Pin it Share on Tumblr

Inhaled Steroids Advantageous over Cromolyn for Asthma TreatmentAs per a recent study conducted by James Guevara, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues, adults and children with asthma can have better control over asthma with inhaled corticosteroids than with cromolyn.

In this study, comparisons were made between the two treatments (inhaled corticosteroids and cromolyn) to find the better of the two.

It was found that adult asthma patients had three fewer severe asthma flare-ups each year on an average with inhaled steroids (such as the brand names Pulmicort, Flovent, and Beclovent) as against inhaled cromolyn, sold under the brand name Intal. These findings yielded the same results for children.

The study also found that asthma patients (adults and young children) taking steroids scored considerably higher on the tests of lung function besides making less use of asthma inhalers than those taking cromolyn.