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FDA warns against kids' asthma treatment methods

A new warning from the Food and Drug Administration about kids and asthma drugs says how the drugs are used can actually increase attacks.

October 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new warning from the Food and Drug Administration about kids and asthma drugs says how the drugs are used can actually increase attacks.

The FDA found children using only inhalers had higher rates of serious asthma attacks.

If they used inhalers in combination with an asthma controller drug, their risk decreased.

The FDA said inhalers only help control airway spasms during an asthma attack. They don't treat the inflammation that blocks the airways. That's where the asthma controller drug helps.


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