If you have asthma, you need to know the following:
There are two main kinds of medicines for asthma:
- What kind of medicine am I taking?
- How am I supposed to take it?
- How does it help my asthma?
- What are the side effects?
- Long-Term Control Medicines help to prevent asthma
symptoms and episodes. These medicines work slowly
over many days to stop the swelling in the airways. Your
Long-Term Control medicine should be taken every day
as directed by your doctor even if you are feeling well.
- Quick-Relief Medicines help to stop an asthma
episode once it has already started. These medicines
help to stop the tightness and open up your airways.
Quick-Relief medicines do not prevent asthma symptoms
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