Which medications in the drug class Pulmonary, Other are used 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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Pulmonary, Other

Asthma patients that respond poorly to beta-agonists may benefit from adjunctive use in the treatment of acute exacerbations of severe asthma.

Magnesium sulfate

Magnesium sulfate relaxes smooth muscle and may lead to adjunctive bronchodilation. Its mechanism of action is unknown, but magnesium sulfate may compete with calcium for smooth muscle binding sites, leading to relaxation.

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