Help Ensure Asthma Patients Have the Right Exacerbation Meds On Hand

New evidence will raise questions about which corticosteroid to recommend for asthma exacerbations in adults.

One or two doses of dexamethasone are sometimes used instead of the usual 5 days of prednisone for asthma attacks in KIDS. Now you'll hear that one dose of oral dexamethasone 12 mg might work as well as 5 days of prednisone for mild to moderate asthma exacerbations in ADULTS.

But the new evidence has flaws. It's too soon to know the optimal dose and duration of dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations in adults.

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