In the asthma clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions were injection site reactions, oropharyngeal pain, and eosinophilia.
Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.
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The designation was based on data from the Phase 2b PATHWAY trial that evaluated 3 doses of tezepelumab as add-on therapy in patients with a history of asthma exacerbations and uncontrolled asthma receiving inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β-agonist with or without oral corticosteroids and additional asthma controllers vs placebo.
The authors write that once severe asthma is diagnosed, clinicians should determine asthma endotype (Type2-high or Type2-low) to help choose the best therapy for the patient.
The approval of Yonsa was based on 2 randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter Phase 3 studies in patients with mCRPC.
Subcutaneous dupilumab significantly reduced the use of oral corticosteroids in patients with corticosteroid-dependent severe asthma.
Peak expiratory flow increases were greater with benralizumab than placebo in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.
The authors reported that ACQ scores (P=0.04) and oral corticosteroid use (P=0.04) were significantly reduced in high severity completers (n=21) receiving escitalopram.
Children with asthma who experience chronic oral glucocorticoid exposure may have significant morbidities, including adrenal suppression, recurrent pneumonia, and behavioral problems.
Reslizumab reduced the risk for exacerbations and improved lung function when compared to placebo, in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.