Article of Global Journal of Health Education 

PHARMACOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA

Lemos N.D.C.B1; Monteiro J.P.A2; Anjos F.B.R3
1Estudante do Curso de Medicina – UFPE; 2Estudante do Curso de Medicina – UPE; 3Docente/Pesquisador do Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia - UFPE

Abstract:
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory pulmonary disease defined by hyperresponsiveness of air pathways and limitation to air flux. To enlighten the therapeutic options of asthma ex-acerbations. This systematic literature review was built from a bibliography research of scientific papers, publications and materials available on the Internet in English and Por-tuguese. From this research, five essential themes were identified: β2 adrenergic agonists, anticholinergics, systemic corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate and heliox. Asthma exacer-bation can be treated with different medications that tries to dimish the social conse-quences of this disease.

Keywords:
Asthma; Muscarinic Antagonists; Corticosteroids; Asthmatic Status; Helium; Magnesium Sulfate.

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