Many inhalers contain steroids
, like prednisone, to treat inflammation. Others have a type of drug called a bronchodilator
to open up your airways. Some have both - this is known as a combination inhaler.
First of all, anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers prevent asthma attacks and reduce swelling and mucus in your airways. They include:
- Steroids (Aerospan, Alvesco, Asmanex, Flovent, Pulmicort, and Qvar)
- Mast cell stabilizers (cromolyn sodium)
Besides, bronchodilator asthma inhalers are either short or long-acting. They widen your airways to ease symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. They include:
- Short-acting beta-agonists (ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Xoponex)
- Long-acting beta-agonists (Foradil and Serevent).
What's more, the combination inhalers containing both a long-acting beta-agonist and a steroid include
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