Asthma medications fall into 2 categories: controllers and quick relief inhalers.
These medications comes in many forms: inhalers, liquids and pills.
Controllers are medications that are taken everyday to prevent asthma symptoms. They work by reducing swelling and mucus in the airways.
Common Controller Medications:
Quick relief inhalers are used when you are having symptoms. Relievers work to relax the muscles around the airways. You should always carry this medicine with you.
Common Quick Relief Inhalers:
What to Expect From Your Healthcare Provider
Your health care professional should have given you written information about the medications you are taking to manage your asthma. You should know each of the following about all of your medications:
• How much of each medication you should take.
Using Your Medications Correctly
It is very important to use your medications correctly so the medicine is getting into your lungs.
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