Possible Alternate Therapy for Adults with Poorly Controlled Asthma – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. According to a recent study, adding tiotropium to low doses of inhaled corticosteroids is more effective at controlling asthma than two current treatment options available for adults whose asthma is poorly controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids. Dr. Gail Weinmann at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute notes those preferred options are increasing inhaled corticosteroids or supplementing them with long-acting beta agonists.
Weinmann: We hope that this study provides proof of principal to further evaluate the role of tiotropium in the management of asthma.
Narrator: Tiotropium is commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information, 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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