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Is it true that the medicine albuterol, used for treatment of asthma, contain steroids?

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Dr. Numaan Malik
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No

Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid.
It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Group of inhalers which contain steroid are used as "controller medication" . Goal of controller medications is to reduce frequency of asthma symptoms, decrease flare ups and improve overall quality of life.

In brief: No

Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not a steroid.
It dilates bronchi (airways). Albuterol is typically used as needed for immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Group of inhalers which contain steroid are used as "controller medication" . Goal of controller medications is to reduce frequency of asthma symptoms, decrease flare ups and improve overall quality of life.
Dr. Numaan Malik
Dr. Numaan Malik
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No it does not

Albuterol is a bronchodilator, it is a quick acting medication that helps when you have an asthma attack.
It does not contain steroids. There are however numerous controller inhalers, those that help keep airway swelling at bay, that do contain inhaled steroids that are the mainstay of many asthmatic treatment and action plans.

In brief: No it does not

Albuterol is a bronchodilator, it is a quick acting medication that helps when you have an asthma attack.
It does not contain steroids. There are however numerous controller inhalers, those that help keep airway swelling at bay, that do contain inhaled steroids that are the mainstay of many asthmatic treatment and action plans.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No...

Albuterol is a bronchodilator, not a steroid.
There are steroid inhalers commonly used for asthma but albuterol is not one of them.

In brief: No...

Albuterol is a bronchodilator, not a steroid.
There are steroid inhalers commonly used for asthma but albuterol is not one of them.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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