Tag Archives: Long acting bronchodilators

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 […]

Combination inhalers

Steroid inhalers are useful in more severe COPD or if you experience frequent flare ups/exacerbations. They can help to prevent flare ups of your COPD and need to be taken regularly, as they do not have their effect straight away. If a steroid and a long acting bronchodilator are needed regularly, it is easier to […]

Relievers – long acting

It is unlikely that your child would be given a long acting reliever inhaler for asthma alone, it is usually used in combination with a steroid inhaler. Sometimes they are given separately to test the response to the medicine and if this is successful, they would normally be prescribed together in a combination inhaler. Please […]

Other asthma medicines

Long-acting relievers These are usually in a 2 in 1 inhaler combined with your child’s inhaled steroid. Normally taken every morning and night. Green inhalers – these are used less often now and only contain a long acting reliever but no steroid. If your child is on a green inhaler they should also have a […]