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
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.