Flashcards in Therapeutics of Obstructive Airways Disease Deck (9)
Which drugs are described as controllers in asthma?
What corticosteroids are used to treat asthma?
Prednisalone (orally) for ACUTE therapy
Beclomathasone (inhaled) for MAINTAINED therapy
What should be used in intermittent asthma?
What should be used in mild intermittent asthma?
SABA + inhaled steroid
What should be used in moderate to severe intermittent asthma?
SABA + inhaled steroid + LABA + LTRA/Theo
What are cromones e.g. cromoglycate and who are they effective in?
Mast cell stabiliser - weak anti-inflammatory compared to steroids
Useful in atopic children (exercise asthma)
How is cromoglycate delivered?
Describe treatment of acute asthma.
Oral prednisolone (or iv hydrocortisone )
• Nebulised high dose salbutamol, ± Neb ipratropium, ± iv
• 60% O2
• ITU Assisted mecahnical intubated ventilation if falling
PaO2 and rising PaCO2
- never use respiratory stimulant