Amneal's triamcinolone acetonide is currently the only AP-rated generic equivalent injectable suspension available.
Results found that infants with an unknown epilepsy etiology, a normal MRI, an EEG displaying hypsarrhythmia, or those already receiving an AED were more likely to be administered ACTH.
Fasenra is indicated for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype.
The guidelines focus on three key clinical statements.
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Consistent reductions in asthma attacks and improvements in lung function across a broad population of uncontrolled asthma patients.
Under drug interactions, new clinical comments regarding concomitant systemic/inhaled/nasal/ophthalmic corticosteroids have been added.
Male patients exhibited the highest rates of oral steroid prescriptions.
"Immunomodulatory therapy should be considered early, because NSAIDs or a short course of oral corticosteroids may be sufficient for symptom remission in recent-onset cases, whereas those with long-standing symptoms often require more intensive and prolonged immunotherapeutic interventions," the authors write.
Ranolazine, an antianginal drug, has been added as a new contraindication. The labeling states that concomitant use has potential for serious and/or life-threatening reactions.
The patient presented to the emergency department 12 hours after choking while taking her iron supplement.