BACKGROUND: Antibiotics, antitussives and mucolytics are commonly used in asthma, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness. The correlates of use for these medication classes in asthma were identified. METHODS: Asthma patients aged 18-50 who were regular customers of pharmacies were included in an observational study. Patients completed a questionnaire, which was complemented by computerised pharmacy records of previously dispensed medications. Users of each drug class were compared ...Expand abstract
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Dispensing of antibiotics, antitussives and mucolytics to asthma patients: a pharmacy-based observational survey.
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