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  1. Status Asthmaticus is managed by a drug combination of theophylline (a bronchodilator), steroids and short-acting beta-agonists such as salbutamol inhalers (Ventolin, Salamol) or albuterol sulfate inhalation solution 0.083 (One unit dose vial every 4-6 hours for quick relief of asthma symptoms). (R. Diab, MD, Medcoi LLC, 20 Aug, 2012)

    Albuterol Sulfate HFA (ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) is a short acting beta agonist used for immediate relief of asthma symptoms (1 or 2 inhalations every 4-6 hrs). (R. Diab, MD, Medcoi LLC, 20 Aug, 2012)

    Sevoflurane is an inhalational anaesthetic used to control severe asthmatic attacks in patients. Pregnant females should be treated aggressively, as this condition can be detrimental for the growing embryo. Moreover, pregnant females must wear appropriate shield during the course of treatment, to protect the embryo from prenatal radiation exposure of radiography and imaging. (R. Diab, MD, Medcoi LLC, 20 Aug, 2012)


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