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What asthma medicine can I take without heart rate side effects?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Controllers

Controller medications in general do not make the heart rate increase as much as bronchodilators like albuterol, pirbuterol, salmeterol and formoterol.
Inhaled steroids only make the heart rate increase rarely. Singulair (montelukast) and its cousins, Accolate and zyflo also do not tend to have this side effect. Mast cell stabilitzers like intal, tilade, don't either, but no longer available, sadly.

In brief: Controllers

Controller medications in general do not make the heart rate increase as much as bronchodilators like albuterol, pirbuterol, salmeterol and formoterol.
Inhaled steroids only make the heart rate increase rarely. Singulair (montelukast) and its cousins, Accolate and zyflo also do not tend to have this side effect. Mast cell stabilitzers like intal, tilade, don't either, but no longer available, sadly.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibilities...

There are inhalers that are less likely to cause your heart rate to increase, most inhalers to treat asthma do have this side-effect.
See your doctor so you can try an inhaler that causes this side-effect less often.

In brief: Possibilities...

There are inhalers that are less likely to cause your heart rate to increase, most inhalers to treat asthma do have this side-effect.
See your doctor so you can try an inhaler that causes this side-effect less often.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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