Possible Alternate Therapy for Adults with Poorly Controlled Asthma – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A drug commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, successfully treats adults whose asthma is not well-controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids. Dr. Gail Weinmann at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, explains how an existing drug has new potential.
Weinmann: This study shows that this drug tiotropium, which is the drug that’s already been approved for use in COPD, may provide another option for patients with asthma in controlling and preventing asthma symptoms.
Narrator: The results of the study have been published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. For details on the findings, visit nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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