Quick relief medications are used to immediately control acute asthma attacks. Short-acting beta2 agonists are bronchodilators that relax and open constricted airways during an acute attack. They do not reduce inflammation or airway responsiveness. If an asthma attack is severe enough that a hospital visit is required, systemic corticosteroids will be given.
You found your asthma medicine sitting at the bottom of your sock drawer and now you're wondering: Can I still use it? Is it safe? Will it still work? Is it okay to use expired asthma medicines? Asthma medicine has a tendency to be expensive. One Advair Discus costs over $100 just for one month. Even with good health insurance, I…