Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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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It feels lately like there's always some kind of "bad news" in the headlines about one asthma medication or another. Asthma is a disease that benefits greatly from being treated, but do asthma medications actually do more harm than good?   That's the question you might be asking yourself. After all, just in the past year, we've heard about…

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