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Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack when it is already in progress?

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Dr. Jeffrey Simons
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not a bronchodilaor

Ceclovent is a steroid and can be part of a program to control asthma, but it does not cause bronchodilitator and hence cannot stop an asthmatic attack whivh is caused by bronchoconstriction.

In brief: Not a bronchodilaor

Ceclovent is a steroid and can be part of a program to control asthma, but it does not cause bronchodilitator and hence cannot stop an asthmatic attack whivh is caused by bronchoconstriction.
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Because...

Steroid inhalers, like beclovent, (beclomethasone) are used to treat airway inflammation.
Inflammation results from a cascade of events, involving many different cells, some of which take many, many hours to stop their effect. So, to control the inflammatory cascade, these inhalers need to be used all the time because they will take too long to have their desired effect during an acute episode.

In brief: Because...

Steroid inhalers, like beclovent, (beclomethasone) are used to treat airway inflammation.
Inflammation results from a cascade of events, involving many different cells, some of which take many, many hours to stop their effect. So, to control the inflammatory cascade, these inhalers need to be used all the time because they will take too long to have their desired effect during an acute episode.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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