Response to Epinephrine in Children Receiving Oral β-Agonists

Dennis R. Ownby, John Anderson

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Abstract

Physicians are sometimes concerned that the regular use of oral β-agonists in the outpatient management of childhood asthma will result in decreased sensitivity or tachyphylaxis to these agents. While tachyphylaxis might not be clinically important during outpatient treatment, it could become significant during the emergency treatment of acute asthmatic attacks. We compared the increase in peak flow measurements before and 20 minutes after the injection of subcutaneous epinephrine hydrochloride in children with acute asthma and found no significant differences between those patients taking and those not taking oral β-agonists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume140
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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