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Medicina dello Sport 2002 September;55(3):189-94

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Formoterol for the treatment of the asthmatic athletes

Todaro A. 1, Rossi A. 2

1 Istituto Scienza dello Sport, CONI, Roma; 2 Divisione Pneumologia, Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia


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International 0lympic Committee formaly approved the use of formoterol, a β2-agonist drug, for the therapy of the asthmatic athletes. In this paper it is described the peculiarity of this drug, such a fast and lasting brochodilatation. Because of its quality, formoterol is very useful for the treatment of the reversible brocho-obstruction and for the prevention of the exercise-induced bronchospasm in athIetes with asthma. In non asthmatic, the drug does not have any ergogenic effects.

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