Preservative-free salbutamol 'better for continuous nebulisation'

Children hospitalised with severe asthma needed less salbutamol when preservative-free

For children needing continuous nebulisation after a severe asthma attack, preservative-free salbutamol may be safer than solutions containing benzalkonium chloride (BAC), a retrospective study suggests.

Child with severe asthma in hospital

US researchers compared outcomes of inpatients at a University of Florida children's hospital who received continuous nebulised salbutamol 1.5 years before or 1.5 years after the institution's change in the formulation.

In 2015, the hospital switched from a 0.5mL unit-dose

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