appropriate use of inhaled steroids for treating persistent asthma

Researchers are learning more about the appropriate use of inhaled steroids for treating persistent asthma.

It turns out that most benefits are seen at low to medium doses...about 250 to 500 mcg/day of fluticasone (Flovent)...or 400 to 800 mcg/day of beclomethasone (Vanceril, etc) or budesonide (Pulmicort).

There's not much additional benefit with higher doses.

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