A comparison of nebulised salbutamol with nebulised ipratropium bromide in acute asthma

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Authors: Leahy, B.C., Gomm, S.A. and Allen, S.C.

Journal: British Journal of Diseases of the Chest

Volume: 77

Pages: 159-163

ISSN: 0954-6111

DOI: 10.1016/0007-0971(83)90022-0

Twelve patients admitted to hospital with an acute attack of bronchial asthma were studied. Six were treated initially with nebulized salbutamol solution by inhalation and 1 hour later by ipratropium bromide given in the same way; the other six were treated first with ipratropium bromide and 1 hour later by salbutamol. Ipratropium bromide was shown to be as effective as salbutamol when used as the initial bronchodilator but salbutamol produced significant further improvement when given 1 hour after ipratropium.

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