Comparison of Inhaled Corticosteroids: An Update

H William Kelly, PharmD


The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2009;43(3):519-527. 

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Inhaled corticosteroids all share properties that make them effective topical antiinflammatory agents for treatment of asthma with minimal adverse systemic effects, particularly when administered in low- to medium-dose ranges. The EPR3 has provided the clinician with a comparative dosing chart based on comparative clinical trials. While there are differences among the inhaled corticosteroids in pharmacokinetic properties that can improve the therapeutic indexes, this has not yet been adequately assessed in comparative dose-ranging studies to make firm conclusions.

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