Asthma medication plays a key role in how well you control your condition. There are two main types of treatment, each geared toward a specific goal.
Quick-relief medications -- also called rescue medications -- relax the muscles around your airway. If you have to use a rescue medication more than twice a week, your asthma isn’t well-controlled. But people who have exercise-induced asthma may use a quick-acting med called a beta-agonist before a workout.
The right medication should allow you to live an active and normal life. If your asthma symptoms aren’t controlled, ask your doctor to help you find a different treatment that works better.
- Controller Medications
- Quick-Relief Medications
- Long-Term Control Medications
- Inhalers, Nebulizers and Pills
- Asthma Medication Guidelines