Quadrupling steroid dose reduces risk of asthma exacerbations

Temporarily increasing the inhaled glucocorticoid dose at the first sign of deteriorating asthma control significantly reduces the incidence of severe exacerbations, new research has shown.

by Chloe Harman
Temporarily quadrupling the dosage of inhaled corticosteroids cuts the rate of serious asthma attacks by almost a fifth. | iStock
Temporarily quadrupling the dosage of inhaled corticosteroids cuts the rate of serious asthma attacks by almost a fifth. | iStock

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