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What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

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Dr. Lorne Campbell Sr.
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Multiple medications are available for management of asthma.
However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective.

In brief: Yes

Multiple medications are available for management of asthma.
However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective.
Dr. Lorne Campbell Sr.
Dr. Lorne Campbell Sr.
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are several other medicartions that are helpful for asthma especially the extrinsic or allergy mediated kinds of asthma.
Examples of this would be antihistamines, singulair, (montelukast) steroids orally when needed.

In brief: Yes

There are several other medicartions that are helpful for asthma especially the extrinsic or allergy mediated kinds of asthma.
Examples of this would be antihistamines, singulair, (montelukast) steroids orally when needed.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Pills, Injections

While inhalers are the most commonly used treatments for asthma, there are some pills and injections that are available.
Pills include oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone), leukotriene receptor antagonists (ltra, e.g. Singulair), and theophylline. Injections are generally steroids and are typically used in hospital settings.

In brief: Pills, Injections

While inhalers are the most commonly used treatments for asthma, there are some pills and injections that are available.
Pills include oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone), leukotriene receptor antagonists (ltra, e.g. Singulair), and theophylline. Injections are generally steroids and are typically used in hospital settings.
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Dr. Pierre Semrani
Family Medicine

In brief: Oral

Asthma describes a state where "allergy" affects the "lungs"; so OTC antihistamines and prescription antiinflammatory are part of the treatment for prevention and maintenance; but when wheezng or shortness of breath occur: "inhalers" are very important.
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In brief: Oral

Asthma describes a state where "allergy" affects the "lungs"; so OTC antihistamines and prescription antiinflammatory are part of the treatment for prevention and maintenance; but when wheezng or shortness of breath occur: "inhalers" are very important.
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Dr. Pierre Semrani
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine

In brief: Oral, Injectable

Liquid or tablet forms, injectable as well.

In brief: Oral, Injectable

Liquid or tablet forms, injectable as well.
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Tablets

There are various oral medications used to control asthma, but none are really indicated first or second line.
You are best off treating the disease at the organ--inhaled meds deliver medications to the lungs. Singulair (montelukast) is a pill which stops the inflammatory pathway that contributes to asthma. Sometimes, oral or injected steroids are used to stop asthma symptoms.

In brief: Tablets

There are various oral medications used to control asthma, but none are really indicated first or second line.
You are best off treating the disease at the organ--inhaled meds deliver medications to the lungs. Singulair (montelukast) is a pill which stops the inflammatory pathway that contributes to asthma. Sometimes, oral or injected steroids are used to stop asthma symptoms.
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