Medications

  • Take your medicine as prescribed to help you avoid an attack. Avoid your environmental triggers things that can cause an attack.
  • Not everyone with asthma takes the same medicine. Some medicines can be inhaled, or breathed in, and some can be taken as a pill. Asthma medicines come in two types—quick relief and long-term control.
    • Quick-relief medicines control the symptoms of an asthma attack. If you need to use your quick-relief medicines more and more, you should visit your doctor or other medical professional to see if you need a different medicine.
    • Long-term control medicines help you have fewer and milder attacks, but they don’t help you if you’re having an asthma attack.
    • Asthma medicines can have side effects, but most side effects are mild and soon go away. Ask your doctor or other medical professional about the side effects of your medicines.
    • Make an Asthma Action Plan so that you know what to do based on your own symptoms. Decide who should have a copy of your plan and where he or she should keep it. You can learn more about asthma action plans from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
    • Take your long-term control medicine even when you don’t have symptoms.

– The above text is from the “You Can Control Your Asthma”.

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