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ciclesonide (Alvesco)

ciclesonide (Alvesco)

What is ciclesonide? What is ciclesonide used for? Ciclesonide (Alvesco) is a man-made steroid for inhalation in the glucocorticoid family. It is related to the naturally-occurring steroid hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal glands. The body converts ciclesonide to des-ciclesonide, which is the active form of the drug. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory […]

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budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)

budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)

What is budesonide/formoterol? What is budesonide/formoterol used for? Symbicort is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In patients with asthma or COPD the smaller airways (bronchioles) through which air moves in and out of thelungs can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of […]

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Dulera (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate)

Dulera (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate)

What is Dulera? and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dulera is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma. In patients with asthma, the smaller airways (bronchioles) through which air moves in and out of the lungs can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround […]

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Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)

Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)

What is Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler)? Advair is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma and chronic bronchitis. What brand names are available for fluticasone propionate and salmeterol oral inhaler? Advair Diskus and Advair HFA are the brand names available for fluticasone propionate and salmeterol […]

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For Asthmatic Kids in Tough Neighborhoods, Family Is Key

For Asthmatic Kids in Tough Neighborhoods, Family Is Key

Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good family relationships may help buffer asthma‘s effects in children facing difficult neighborhood conditions, a new study says. It’s known that neighborhood environmental factors such as pollution and allergens can affect the wheezing and breathing children with asthma. But less has been known about the […]

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theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24)

theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24)

What is theophylline, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Theophylline belongs to a class of medications called bronchodilators, used in treating asthma and other airway diseases. Asthma is a breathing problem caused by narrowing of the airways, the breathing passages that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. Airways can […]

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Cell Mapping Provides New Insights About Asthma

Cell Mapping Provides New Insights About Asthma

Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In an effort to improve the lives of millions of people with asthma, researchers say they’ve completed the first mapping of lung and airway cells, which may lead to new therapies for the common lung condition. The mapping reveals differences between airways in people with […]