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Maintenance Medication

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Asthma maintenance medication is used to treat the underlying cause of asthma -  inflammation in the airways and lungs. Long-term bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs are taken on a regular basis to prevent asthma attacks and control chronic symptoms. These include inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting  beta2 agonists, cromolyn, leukotriene-antagonists, theophylline and omalizumab.

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