New asthma guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has new asthma guidelines...to update the original 1991 version.
This is the "Bible" on asthma treatment.
Asthma drugs are now classified as "quick relief" or "long term control"...instead of "bronchodilators" or "anti-inflammatories."
Table of Contents
- IMPROVING QUALITY
- New drug for hypertension, Diovan (valsartan)
- Using Cozaar (losartan) for heart failure
- Whether digoxin really is useful for patients with heart failure
- Drugs that interact with grapefruit
- Retin-A Micro, a new tretinoin gel for acne
- Proscar (finasteride) stimulating hair growth
- Monurol (fosfomycin), a SINGLE dose antibiotic for bladder infections
- Zagam (sparfloxacin), a new quinolone antibiotic
- Sporanox (itraconazole) ORAL SOLUTION
- Viracept (nelfinavir) for treating HIV in both children and adults
- Fosamax (alendronate) to be promoted to PREVENT osteoporosis
- New drug to inhibit bone loss called Skelid (SKEL-id, tiludronate)
- First HOME monitor for patients on warfarin (Coumadin)
- New estrogen patches will be hitting the market
- Vagistat-1 (tioconazole) ointment is now approved for OTC use
- New asthma guidelines
- Too many asthmatics still AREN'T using inhaled steroids
- Cholestin, a new dietary supplement to lower cholesterol