, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 81–86 | Cite as

Corticosteroids in Asthma: Inhaled or Oral?

  • Peter W. Trembath
Practical Therapeutics


Asthma Theophylline Oral Corticosteroid Beclomethasone Sodium Cromoglycate 
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Further Reading References

  1. Bacal, E. and Patterson, R.: Long-term effects of beclomethasone dipropionate on prednisone dosage in the corticosteroid-depen-dent asthmatic. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 62: 72–75 (1978).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Collins, J.V.; Clark, T.J.H.; Brown, D. et al.: The use of corticosteroids in the treatment of acute asthma. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 34: 259–273 (1975).Google Scholar
  3. Editorial: Are steroid inhalers safer than tablets? Lancet 1: 589–590 (1979).Google Scholar
  4. Lahdensuo, A.; Alanko, K.; Poppius, H. et al.: A comparative study of the efficacy of inhaled beclomethasone and systemic prednisolone in bronchial asthma. Scandinavian Journal of Respiratory Diseases 55: 309–319 (1974).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Toogood, J.H.; Lefcoe, N.M.; Haines, D.S.M. et al.: Minimum dose requirements of steroid-dependent asthmatic patients for aerosol beclomethasone and oral prednisone. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 61: 355–364 (1978).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Wyatt, R.; Waschek, J.; Weinberger, M. et al.: Effects of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate and alternate-day prednisone on pituitary-adrenal function in children with chronic asthma. New England Journal of Medicine 299: 1387–1392 (1978)PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© ADIS Press Australasia Pty Ltd 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter W. Trembath
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  1. 1.Respiratory UnitAustin HospitalHeidelberg, , MelbourneAustralia

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