Tag Archives: Corticosteroids

Relievers – long acting – inhalers

Long-acting bronchodilators should only be taken along with inhaled corticosteroids – this is usually done as part of a combination inhaler but can be given as a separate inhaler as long as you are also taking the inhaled corticosteroid regularly. Please note: These are the most commonly used inhalers at the time of publication of […]

Smoking and asthma

People who continue to smoke and have asthma will have: Worse asthma symptoms due to irritation from the smoke. More hospital admissions than non smokers. Risk more lung damage including developing COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Reduced effect from inhalers and other medicine. You may need higher does of preventer medicines to control symptoms. Smoking […]