Drugs that act on the respiratory tract

Smith, A. and Thomson, N. (2012) Drugs that act on the respiratory tract. Side Effects of Drugs Annual, 34(2012), pp. 277-286. (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59499-0.00016-7)

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This review of the 2010 publications on drugs that act on the respiratory tract covers inhaled glucocorticoids, nasal glucocorticoids, beta2-adrenoceptor agonists, anticholinergic drugs, leukotriene modifiers, and phosphodiesterase type IV inhibitors. Two special reviews are also included, on the risk of pneumonia with inhaled glucocorticoids and the long-term safety of long-acting beta2-adrenoceptor agonists. Other topics that are discussed include adverse visual reactions to inhaled glucocorticoids, specific adverse reactions to formoterol, salbutamol, and salmeterol, the cardiovascular safety of tiotropium, the association between leukotriene receptor antagonists and Churg-Strauss syndrome, and increased mortality with the use of a combination of azathioprine, prednisolone, and N-acetylcysteine in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Professor Neil and Smith, Professor Andrew
Authors: Smith, A., and Thomson, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Side Effects of Drugs Annual

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