bronchospasm


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bronchospasm

[′bräŋ·kō‚spaz·əm]
(medicine)
Temporary narrowing of the bronchi due to violent, involuntary contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi.
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Patients who have exercise-induced bronchospasm or allergic asthma may benefit from the prophylactic use of this class of drugs.
Recommended Dosage: Two inhalations (90 mcg) repeated every 4-6 hours for treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm or prevention of asthmatic symptoms.
Population studied Patients aged 18 years and older presenting to an urban emergency department with acute bronchospasm were eligible for inclusion.
Tudorza is not indicated for the initial treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm (ie, rescue therapy).
Special Considerations: Atrovent HFA is not indicated for initial treatment of acute bronchospasm where a rapid response is required.
This medication can be used to help treat an asthma attack, prevent future episodes of asthma, or prevent exercise induced bronchospasm.
To further emphasize the risk involved in the use of this preparation in the presence of obstructive lung disease, this report describes the occurrence of fatal bronchospasm in an asthmatic patient following topical use of ophthalmic timolol.
Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder) 400 mcg is an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The product is also indicated for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients of 12 years of age and older.
Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company's new drug application, or NDA, for the company's investigational bronchospasm inhaler.
The Spiriva HandiHaler (Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer) was approved in 2004 for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.