FDA Approved Asthma Drug Is Also For Young Kids

The FDA has expanded the use of an asthma drug to allow children to use it.

Dr. Warner Carr is with Allergy and Asthma Associates of Southern California in Mission Viejo.

He tells KOGO news a person needs to get an accurate diagnosis, and obviously avoid things that may trigger an attack. 

But since most people can't avoid all allergens, they can take a drug to prevent an attack or flare up, and children as young as six can use it.

The drug is called Spiriva.

Some patients say it's quite expensive.

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Here's the link to the Spiriva site

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