The Effect of Osmolarity of Respiratory Salbutamol Solutions on Exercise-Induced Asthma in Children

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The effect of an inhaled beta2 agonist (Salbutamol) in two solutions was studied in 17 asthmatic patients by comparing its blocking effect on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Salbutamol 0.5 ml was given by inhalation either with 2 ml 0.9% saline (230 mOsm) or with 2 ml of sodium cromoglycate (38 mOsm). The mean FEV1 after exercise, pretreated with Salbutamol in sodium cromoglycate solution, was 94 ± 14% of predicted values, and the mean FEV1 after exercise pretreated with Salbutamol in normal saline was 97 ± 14%. There was no statistically significant difference (p < 0.1) between these values. The conclusion of this study is that there is no advantage for any of these solutions when used as a diluent for Salbutamol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Effect of Osmolarity of Respiratory Salbutamol Solutions on Exercise-Induced Asthma in Children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this