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Starting New Asthma Medications: What to Expect

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Your maintenance medication may take some time to kick in.


Doctor explaining inhaler medication.
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You may need medication adjustments.


Asthma medications.
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You may have side effects.


Doctor explaining asthma medication.
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You may not get to ditch the oral steroids right away.


Asthma doctor typing on a laptop.
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You will develop an Asthma Action Plan for your medication.


Various asthma medications.
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Your doctor may prescribe additional medications.


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You may monitor how your medication is working at home.


Allergy test.
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Additional testing may be done for allergies.


Doctor explaining asthma medication.
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In summary


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

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Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.