Asthma Medications (cont.)
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How Frequently Will I Have to Take Asthma Medicines?
Asthma can't be cured. How often you need to take your asthma medicine depends on how severe your asthma is and how frequently you have symptoms. For example, if your asthma symptoms occur only during the time of the year when your allergies act up, then you may only have to take medications to control your symptoms during that time. However, this is somewhat unusual, and most people with asthma need to take medications every day.
Asthma Medication Guidelines
Asthma medications are the foundation of good asthma control. Learn all you can about your medications. Know what medications are included in your asthma action plan, when these medications should be taken, their expected results, and what to do when they fail. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:
Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.
SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "AAAI Allergy
& Asthma Medication Guide." Medline Plus: "Asthma." American Academy
of Family Physicians: Family Doctor: "Asthma: Learning to Control Your
Last Editorial Review: 2/4/2009
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