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How do I know if I am on too many meds for asthma?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Let me rephrase that
When is it appropriate to consider decreasing the amount or number of controller meds you are taking? 1.
You almost never need to take your rescue inhaler (albuterol) except as a preventative before exercise. 2. At least 1 year has passed since the last exacerbation of asthma. 3. Lung function is normal or at least stable. 4. Some would add normal methacholine challenge or feno. Now talk to doctor.

In brief: Let me rephrase that
When is it appropriate to consider decreasing the amount or number of controller meds you are taking? 1.
You almost never need to take your rescue inhaler (albuterol) except as a preventative before exercise. 2. At least 1 year has passed since the last exacerbation of asthma. 3. Lung function is normal or at least stable. 4. Some would add normal methacholine challenge or feno. Now talk to doctor.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Discuss with doc
Each asthma patient requires their own plan based on how controlled their asthma is.
Typically medications are increased or decreased depending on this level of control. If you think you may be on too many medications discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Discuss with doc
Each asthma patient requires their own plan based on how controlled their asthma is.
Typically medications are increased or decreased depending on this level of control. If you think you may be on too many medications discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn
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