How Many Types of Inhaler Are There for Asthma?

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How many types of inhaler are there for asthma?

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Asthma inhaler types

According to the medicine inside an inhaler, inhalers can be grouped into four types:
  • Reliever inhalers - contain bronchodilator medicines
The two main reliever medicines are salbutamol and terbutaline.
  • Preventer inhalers - usually contain a steroid medicine
The main inhaled steroid preventer medications are:
  1. Beclometasone. These inhalers are usually brown and sometimes red in colour.
  2. Budesonide.
  3. Ciclesonide.
  4. Fluticasone. This is a yellow-coloured or orange-coloured inhaler.
  5. Mometasone.
  • Long-acting bronchodilator inhalers
The medicines in these inhalers include salmeterol and formoterol.
  • Inhalers containing a steroid plus a long-acting bronchodilator
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