Adrenal function in asthmatics treated with high-dose budesonide

Respiration. 1985;48(1):91-3. doi: 10.1159/000194805.

Abstract

Plasma cortisol concentrations have been measured in 14 asthmatics previously treated with oral steroids in addition to conventional doses of beclomethasone dipropionate. Three months after switching over to budesonide in a dose of 800 micrograms twice daily, oral steroid intake has been reduced and a return of the initially depressed adrenal function has been achieved.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Glands / physiopathology*
  • Asthma / blood
  • Asthma / drug therapy*
  • Asthma / physiopathology
  • Budesonide
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / blood
  • Pregnenediones / administration & dosage*
  • Pregnenediones / therapeutic use
  • Respiratory Therapy

Substances

  • Pregnenediones
  • Budesonide
  • Hydrocortisone