Association between asthma medications and suicidal ideation in adult asthmatics
Respiratory Medicine, 05/17/2012
Favreau H et al. – Findings suggest that theophylline but not LABA use may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal ideation (SI) among adult asthmatics independent of depressive disorders, asthma control levels, and asthma severity, but not cohabitation, suggesting that cohabitation may be important for SI in this population. Physicians should be cautious when prescribing theophylline or similar agents to asthmatics, and ensure adequate follow–up.