Add-on montelukast may protect asthmatics against excessive airway narrowing

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Asthma patients taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) may benefit from add-on therapy with the leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) montelukast to protect against excessive airway narrowing, say researchers. “Excessive airway narrowing in response to broncho-active stimuli is a predictor for severe exacerbations in asthma,” explain Z Diamant (Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and C Ulrik […]