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Can asthma meds taken for a long time have side effects?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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In brief: Side effects

Yes.
Long acting bronchodilators should not be taken alone as they can be dangerous. Inhaled steroids can cause yeast infections and hoarsness. Bronchodilators sometimes cause shakiness and extra heart beats. There are other possible side effects as well but in general aerobid and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as examples are well tolerated over a long time and preferable to the alternative, which is having asthma a.

In brief: Side effects

Yes.
Long acting bronchodilators should not be taken alone as they can be dangerous. Inhaled steroids can cause yeast infections and hoarsness. Bronchodilators sometimes cause shakiness and extra heart beats. There are other possible side effects as well but in general aerobid and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as examples are well tolerated over a long time and preferable to the alternative, which is having asthma a.
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Dr. Robin Larabee
aside from long acting bronchodilators, preventive medications for asthma cause less side effects than the uncontrolled asthma would.
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