A 41-year-old member asked:
can you tell me about rescue treatments with bronchial asthma issue?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Quick acting med: There are two types of medicines used to treat asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. Controlled medications are meds used every day to decrease the inflammation of asthma -- inhaled steroids. Rescue medications are bronchodilator meds (albuterol for example) that are used if one has asthma symptoms. These are quiclk acting, work to reverse the muscle spasms that cause acute asthma.
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
Recue Meds: Reliever or recue meds to relieve Bronchospasm and these are called Bronchodilaters,short acting like Albuterol & Xopenex
These can be used via Nebuliser or a metered dose inhaler and can be repeated every 15 minutes time
Usually these are used in combination with controller medicines in moderate to severe asthma
And for acute atacks some time we use a short caurse of Seroids for relief
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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