These medications quickly control acute asthma attacks.
Beta2-agonists do not reduce inflammation or airway responsiveness but serve as bronchodilators, relaxing and opening constricted airways during an acute asthma attack. They are used alone only for patients with mild and intermittent asthma. Patients with more severe cases should use them in combination with other drugs.
Every asthmatic, as well as parents of asthmatic children, must be watchful for the four asthma triggers that come about in the cold... Read more »