All patients were receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids--at least 800 [Mu]g/day of beclomethasone dipropionate
for adults and at least 400 [Mu]g/day for adolescents--and were also using long-acting [Beta]-agonists, leukotriene modifiers, or systemic steroids, as recommended in current guidelines.
A major advantage of inhaled steroids such as the recently approved QVAR--a metered-dose inhaler containing beclomethasone dipropionate
with a hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellant rather than a chiorofluorocarbon propellant-is that the propellant sends smaller particles of medication into the lungs than traditional aerosol inhalers ever could.
Tenders are invited for Inhaler Beclomethasone Dipropionate
If approved by FDA, OrBec would be the first oral formulation of beclomethasone dipropionate
(BDP) available in the US.
They had an asthma diagnosis for 1 year or more, and daily treatment with at least 800 [micro]g beclomethasone dipropionate
, fluticasone, or budesonide equivalent.