Patterns of bronchodilator therapy in asthmatic outpatients

Journal of Public Health in Africa

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Title Patterns of bronchodilator therapy in asthmatic outpatients
Creator Aryani, Toetik Rahmawati, Riska K. Cintyadewi, Ni P. Puspitasari, Arina D. Rasyid, Alfian N. Samirah, Samirah
Subject — Asthma; β2 agonists; Muscarinic antagonist; Inhaled corti-costeroids
Description Background: Bronchodilators are used to treat asthma symptoms. The administration of this therapy can be given through monotherapy or in combination to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect. Objective: This study aimed to examine the prescribing pattern of bronchodilators in asthmatic outpatients. Methods: A retrospective study was done by reviewing and analyzing medical records of asthmatic outpatients from January 2019 until December 2020. Data analysis was performed descriptively. Results: In this study, bronchodilators were administered by inhalation 97.4% compared to oral routes 2.6%. Combination bronchodilator therapy showed 54.7% compared to monotherapy by 46.3%. The combination ICS/LABA budesonide/formoterol 160/4.5 mcg was the most widely used 45.7%. Conclusion: The use of a bronchodilator was in accordance with the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines. The route of drug administration through inhalation is more widely used than oral. Combination bronchodilators were more recommended than bronchodilator monotherapy to control asthma symptoms.
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Date 2023-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4081/jphia.2023.2533
Source Journal of Public Health in Africa; Vol 14, S 1 (2023): 4th Joint Conference of UNAIR-USM, International Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ICPHS); 5 2038-9930 2038-9922
Language eng
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