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Effect of preservative on the efficacy of terbutaline nebuliser solution in atopic asthma.
  1. C K Lai,
  2. C H Chan
  1. Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT.


    The efficacy of bronchodilator nebuliser solutions may be influenced by the presence of preservatives. In a double blind, randomised, crossover study the effect of preservatives in determining the airway responses to 5 mg of terbutaline was studied in a group of 21 atopic asthmatic patients. The presence of preservatives affected neither the bronchodilator action of terbutaline nor its protection against bronchoconstriction induced by histamine.

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