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Video: ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 MCG (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) is Now Available Nationwide for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4 to 11
Date:8/19/2008

ed pediatric pulmonologist and director of allergy, asthma and pulmonary research at Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. "It is important for parents and their children's physicians to be aware of safe and effective daily treatment options, such as ASMANEX, to treat their child's asthma and prevent symptoms before they start."

When taken every day, maintenance inhalers like ASMANEX can help prevent asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.(3) According to updated guidelines from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, inhaled corticosteroids are the preferred foundation therapy for initiating long-term control treatment in children with persistent asthma.(4) Daily use of ASMANEX helps manage asthma in patients with persistent asthma, and its automatic dose counter helps patients track remaining doses.

"As the back to school season approaches, it is important for parents to monitor their child's asthma symptoms and work with their physician to determine an appropriate asthma management plan," said Nancy Sander, founder and president of the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics. "A once-daily treatment is a useful option to help parents establish a regular routine for their children when taking asthma medication."

Asthma symptoms can occur at any time, so in addition to use of a quick relief inhaler to treat sudden asthma symptoms and managing asthma with a maintenance inhaler, it is also important for parents to work closely with their child's doctor to identify asthma triggers that can exacerbate a child's asthma symptoms during school.(5) For example, classrooms may contain indoor allergens like dust mites and molds, as well as irritants including chalk dust and strong odors.(6) Additionally, children may experience difficulty breathing outside during recess or before and after school, as a result of exposure to outdoor allergens, weather changes and diesel exhaust created by
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