It depends on the presentation, and how the patient responds.
If a pt is in severe respiratory distress, the best medicine is assuring a secured airway, and oxygen
, during acute exacerbations short acting bronchodilators such as albuterol
or xoponex.For asthma
control inhaled corticosteroids
or combo of long acting bronchodilator
+ics, depending on severity of asthma are treatment of choice.