Clinical symptoms and 'off-label' prescribing in children with asthma

Mccowan, C. , Hoskins, G. and Neville, R.G. (2007) Clinical symptoms and 'off-label' prescribing in children with asthma. British Journal of General Practice, 57(536), pp. 220-222.

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Abstract

A UK-wide database of structured asthma review consultations was used to investigate the prevalence of 'off-label' anti-asthma prescriptions in relationship to clinical symptoms of asthma control. The 1050 children (6.1%) aged 16 years or under issued with an off-label prescription reported more nighttime, daytime and activity asthma symptoms, and used more short-acting beta(2)-agonist medication than their peers. Off-label prescribing for children with asthma in UK primary care is associated with worse levels of self-reported asthma control.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mccowan, Professor Colin
Authors: Mccowan, C., Hoskins, G., and Neville, R.G.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:British Journal of General Practice
ISSN:0960-1643
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