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Asthma: Medication and Follow-up

by Charles Vega, MD
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    The lecture Asthma: Medication and Follow-up by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Chronic Care.


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    1. Manage seasonal allergies, including identifying and avoiding triggers.
    2. Switch the short acting beta agonist for a long acting beta agonist.
    3. Start a high dose inhaled corticosteroid in addition to the short acting beta agonist, and taper the corticosteroid as symptoms are controlled.
    4. Start a daily antihistamine and an oral prednisone taper over 5 days until the full effects of antihistamine treatment are established.
    5. Start a low dose inhaled corticosteroid plus a long acting beta agonist, and instruct to use the short acting beta agonist for rescue only.
    1. Cat allergies and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    2. Anxiety and allergies.
    3. Weight gain and anxiety.
    4. Seasonal allergies.
    5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea.
    1. Rheumatic arthritis
    2. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    3. Obesity
    4. Obstructive sleep apnea
    5. Depression
    1. In addition to the inhaled corticosteroid, start a long acting beta agonist, and follow up in 2 weeks to check for adequate control.
    2. Discontinue the inhaled corticosteroid and start a long acting beta agonist and montelukast instead, and follow up in 6 weeks to check for adequate control.
    3. Start tiotropium and follow up in 3 months to check for any need of medication adjustment.
    4. Start a high dose inhaled corticosteroid and montelukast and follow up in 4 weeks.
    5. Prescribe an as needed rescue prednisone taper to help avoid unneccessary hospitalizations in case symptoms worsen.

    Author of lecture Asthma: Medication and Follow-up

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD


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