What is the role of enoximone 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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Enoximone is an imidazole phosphodiesterase III inhibitor that has been used in patients with heart failure. In a limited report of eight patients with status asthmaticus, and after exhausting maximal treatment in six of these patients, enoximone was noted to be effective via intravenous administration. [75] It allowed the patients to improve without the need of invasive treatment such as mechanical ventilation. Its role in the future needs to be further investigated.


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