Asthma Med Treatment and Side Effect

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Asthma Med Treatment and Side Effect
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:11:26 AM »
What are the Best Medications for Asthma Treatment? What are the Likely side effects?

Re: Asthma Med Treatment and Side Effect
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
Albuterol is usually the primary "rescue" or short-term medicine that is used to help acute asthma symptoms, such as coughing or wheezing. When a patient needs to use albuterol to relieve daytime symptoms more than twice per week, however, it usually reflects the need to use daily "controller" or anti-inflammatory medications. Many people are concerned about possible side effects of inhaled steroids, which are the largest group of "controller" medications available. When used in low- to medium-doses, however, inhaled steroids are very safe, even used on a daily basis for years. They are much safer than either multiple courses of oral steroids OR uncontrolled/undertreated asthma symptoms.

Answered by John Carl, MD. Dr. Carl is a pediatric pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic Children's who diagnoses and treats pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other respiratory problems in infants, children, and adolescents