Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy Medication

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Naganand Sripathi, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Beta2-adrenergic agonists

Class Summary

By activating cyclic AMP, this agent stimulates the ATPase pump, thereby activating the beta-adrenergic pathway. Albuterol reportedly improves muscle strength in FSHD patients through its nonspecific anabolic properties.

Albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)

Relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by action on beta2-receptors with little effect on cardiac muscle contractility.

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