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What vitamin and minerals are asthma patients deficient in?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: what are the vitamin and mineral deficiencies asthma patients experience either due to nature of disease or due to medicines used as part of the treatment. I use aerocort inhaler and allegra 180 tablets twice a week
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Calcium, vitamin D3 and B complex vitamins to be started.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Aerocort is having combination of levosalbutamol and beclomethason.

Beclomethason is ICS (inhaled corticosteroid).

On long term use, this can cause calcium, vitamin D3 and B complex vitamins deficiency.

So better to start supplements of calcium, vitamin D3 and B complex in the form of tablets.

It is also advisable to use newer and safer ICS like fluticasone or budesonide.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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