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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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Weight gain while using Advair is something that has been discussed a lot in asthma communities, as you can see here and here and here and here and here and here. Yet there has been very little documented evidence as to whether it is true or not.   I was recently asked, "Does Advair cause weight gain?"  My answer here was a swift, "Studies…

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro, commented on Nebulizers - An Alternative for Asthma… That's great to hear your asthma is so well-controlled these days, Tom! :)

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, answered My inhaler went through the dryer and… Hi MD, Unfortunately these little devices can easily get left in your…

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, posted How to Avoid Local Side Effects… “I’m afraid of the long-term side effects of using Symbicort. I speak for a…

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro, commented on Asthma Medication Issues - How Do You… Well, I for one, am glad you're still kicking! You must live a healthy…

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