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Efficacy of orally administered salbutamol and theophylline in pre-schoolchildren with asthma.
  1. R C Groggins,
  2. W Lenney,
  3. A D Milner,
  4. G M Stokes


    Oral administration of salbutamol and theophylline has been shown to be effective in relieving bronchoconstriction in asthmatic children aged between 3 and 5 years. Changes in respiratory function were monitored using a Wright's low range peak flow meter and a modification of the forced oscillation technique. A combination of both drugs in half doses was as effective as either alone. Nebulised salbutamol produced considerable further improvement in lung function.

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