Do daily inhaled corticosteroids provide benefit over as-needed inhaled steroids for mild persistent asthma?
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In patients with mild persistent asthma (MPA), daily use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) results in fewer symptoms than as-needed use. (SOR B, based on 2 RCTs.) However, the clinical effect is small and the risks of chronic steroid use should be considered.
Evidence Based Practice 13(7): 07.