Preventer medication comes as:
These inhalers need to be taken every day come what may.
There are two types:
- Steroid only, which tackle the inflammation in the airways
- Combined inhalers, which also include a long-acting muscle relaxing drug
Preventer inhalers can take 4-6 weeks to start working.
The following tablets are additional treatments:
- Oral steroids
If you are taking this treatment, you should know:
- What they do
- When to take them
- What to look out for
Injections are only used in severe asthma.