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Assess Asthma Control by Albuterol Use

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One way to determine whether a patient's asthma is well controlled is to inquire about the frequency of rescue treatments with an albuterol metered-dose inhaler.

One way to determine whether a patient's asthma is well controlled is to inquire about the frequency of rescue treatments with an albuterol metered-dose inhaler. Medications need adjustment (usually the addition of or an increase in inhaled corticosteroids) if the patient requires rescue puffs more than 2 times per week.

-- Richard Honaker, MD
Carrollton, Tex

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