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Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack in progress? I think it helps me when I get sick.
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In brief: Preventative
Beclovent (beclomethasone) is an inhaled steroid to reduce chronic inflamation.
It is a long term maintenance/preventative medication. Short acting beta agonists like albuterol are for the immediate relief of wheezing.

In brief: Preventative
Beclovent (beclomethasone) is an inhaled steroid to reduce chronic inflamation.
It is a long term maintenance/preventative medication. Short acting beta agonists like albuterol are for the immediate relief of wheezing.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Rescue vs treatment
Using a steroid inhaler during an attack is not "useless", but is just not sufficient.
Steroid medications take hours to days to work, and in an attack you need help right away.

In brief: Rescue vs treatment
Using a steroid inhaler during an attack is not "useless", but is just not sufficient.
Steroid medications take hours to days to work, and in an attack you need help right away.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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