Clinical symptoms and 'off-label' prescribing in children with asthma

C. Mccowan, G. Hoskins, R.G. Neville

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A UK-wide database of structured asthma review consultations was used to investigate the prevalence of 'off-label' anti-asthma prescriptions in relationship to clinical symptoms of asthma control. The 1050 children (6.1 aged 16 years or under issued with an off-label prescription reported more nighttime, daytime and activity asthma symptoms, and used more short-acting beta(2)-agonist medication than their peers. Off-label prescribing for children with asthma in UK primary care is associated with worse levels of self-reported asthma control.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number536
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

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