Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Journal of Allergy & Therapy
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ISSN: 2155-6121

Atiar Rahman

Atiar Rahman


  • Research Article
    Levosalbutamol versus Salbutamol for Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Asthma in Bangladesh Children
    Author(s): Atiar Rahman, Selina khanum and Simona TurcuAtiar Rahman, Selina khanum and Simona Turcu

    Introduction: Salbutamol is an effective treatment of acute exacerbation asthma but its use is associated with undesirable side effects like tachycardia and hypokalemia. Published studies have showed that levosalbutamol improves pulmonary function more than racemic salbutamol without the known salbutamol side effects. Objective: To compare the efficacy and tolerability of Levosalbutamol and Salbutamol for the treatment of acute exacerbation of asthma in Bangladesh children aged 8 to 15 years. Methods: A randomized double blind clinical study included 60 known asthmatic children aged between 8 and 15 years, who attended the emergency department for an acute exacerbation. The studied medicines were salbutamol 2.5 mg and levosalbutamol 0.63 mg. The total drug volume was 2.5 ml which was nebulized over a period of 8-10 minutes. Forced expiratory volume in 1st second wa.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000123

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