Ensure Patients Have Meds On Hand to Follow Their Asthma Action Plan

New evidence will raise questions about which corticosteroid to use for asthma exacerbations in adults.

One or two doses of dexamethasone are sometimes used instead of 5 days of prednisone for asthma attacks in KIDS. Now you'll hear that one dose of oral dexamethasone 12 mg might work as well as 5 days of prednisone for mild to moderate asthma exacerbations in ADULTS.

But the new evidence has flaws. It's too soon to know the optimal dose and duration of dexamethasone for asthma exacerbations in adults.

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