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What is the best asthma medicine?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc.
Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol.

In brief: Corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc.
Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

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.

In brief: It depends

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.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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