alexa Drug of choice for Pediatric Asthma

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Drug of choice for Pediatric Asthma

Asthma medications are generally divided into 2 categories: • Quick relief (also called reliever medications) • Long-term control (also called controller medications) Short-acting beta2-agonists (quick-relief medicines) for asthma attacks. They relax the airways, allowing your child to breathe easier. These medicines include albuterol and levalbuterol. Oral or injected steroid medicines to get your child's asthma under control before he or she starts taking daily medicine. Your child may also need these medicines to treat asthma attacks. Examples include dexamethasone, prednisolone, and prednisone. Inhaled steroid medicines. These are the preferred medicines for long-term treatment of asthma. They reduce inflammation of your child's airways and are taken every day to keep asthma under control and to prevent sudden and severe symptoms (asthma attacks). Examples include beclomethasone, budesonide, flunisolide, and fluticasone.
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