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What asthma medicine is without side effects?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
The side effects of asthma meds depend on their types.
Albuterol can increase heart rate, cause shakiness; singulair (montelukast) may be related to mood changes; and inhaled steroid can potentially have small increase chances of diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts. Overall, asthma medicines are very safe to take. But asthma itself can be dangerous. It is always a balance of benifit and risk.

In brief: None
The side effects of asthma meds depend on their types.
Albuterol can increase heart rate, cause shakiness; singulair (montelukast) may be related to mood changes; and inhaled steroid can potentially have small increase chances of diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts. Overall, asthma medicines are very safe to take. But asthma itself can be dangerous. It is always a balance of benifit and risk.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
All medication comes with side effects but if used appropriately under medical guidance and getting dose adjusted periodically side effects may be very less or absent.
Take approprate precaution like rinsing the mouth after use of inhalers to prevent oral thrush. Many may need longterm use of asthma medication to control the disease and exacebation.

In brief: None
All medication comes with side effects but if used appropriately under medical guidance and getting dose adjusted periodically side effects may be very less or absent.
Take approprate precaution like rinsing the mouth after use of inhalers to prevent oral thrush. Many may need longterm use of asthma medication to control the disease and exacebation.
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: None...
There are no medications, including asthma meds, that have no side effects.
To lessen side effects, meds should be taken according to your doctor's instructions.

In brief: None...
There are no medications, including asthma meds, that have no side effects.
To lessen side effects, meds should be taken according to your doctor's instructions.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: None of the above
All asthma medications have the potential to cause side effects.
The side effect profile depends on the medication.

In brief: None of the above
All asthma medications have the potential to cause side effects.
The side effect profile depends on the medication.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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