Table 2

Use of oral and inhaled corticosteroids in subjects who completed and those who failed to complete the study

BUD BDP Reference
Subjects who completed:
Total = 239877478
No of patients needing oral steroids2014 25
No of courses of oral steroids332252
Mean total dose of oral steroids per patient treated (mg)293466322
Median daily dose inhaled steroid (μg)389 499
Subjects who failed to complete:
Total = 135384651
No of patients needing oral steroids3718
No of courses of oral steroids51244
Mean total dose of oral steroids per patient treated (mg)236244773
Median daily dose inhaled steroid (μg)406500
  • BUD = budesonide; BDP = beclomethasone dipropionate.