List of Asthma MedicationsPosted on August 15, 2012 by Barbara Cybart in Asthma Treatments
Asthma medications are categorized according to function, one which needs to be taken daily and controls long-term asthma symptoms is called, ‘Controller Medication’. The other type of medication works to relieve the immediate symptoms of an asthma attack, and is called ‘Reliever Medication’. The uses, side-effects and examples of each type of asthma medication are listed in the PDF downloads below.
Short-Term and Long-Term Controller Medications are detailed in the following PDF:
In most cases, a controller medication is prescribed alongside a reliever medication to create a flexible treatment which will allow you to adapt to any changes in your symptoms. Furthermore, keeping a detailed record of your medication use and symptoms is highly recommended so your doctor can analyze your condition and adjust your treatment accordingly. In any case, a doctor aims to prescribe the least asthma medication possible.
The above tables are only meant to be used as supplementary information and all changes to your asthma treatment should be done by a doctor.
If you are interested in learning more about asthma, or asthma treatment, please click on the links below.
 The Mayo Clnic. Accessed August 7, 2012. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma/DS00021/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
The Mayo Clinic. Accessed August 7, 2012. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma/DS00021/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs