What is the role of lidocaine in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Additionally, the use of nebulized lidocaine in combination with albuterol or levalbuterol is effective in helping the vocal cord dysfunction that may accompany status asthmaticus (this is an unpublished observation by an author in clinical practice). Data have shown that lidocaine in asthma may have efficacy. [51, 52] It helps in reducing the cough component and has been shown to be an eosinophilic apoptotic agent with clinical efficacy in chronic cough.


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