inhaled corticosteroids and hoarseness

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  • myopathic weakness of the adductor muscles of the vocal cords leading to dysphonia - this effect is reversible on cessation of inhaled steroid treatment

  • the use of a spacer does not appear to help with hoarseness associated with inhaled corticosteroid use

Reference:

  • Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (2000), 38 (1), 5-8.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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