Difficult to control asthma

5) Medicine for difficult to manage asthma

There are different types of commonly used treatments for difficult to manage asthma:

  • Monoclonal antibodies (e.g. Omalizumab which is also known by the name Xolair®).
  • Oral steroids or injection.
  • Steroid sparing agents (e.g. Methotrexate, ciclosporin, gold).
  • Antifungal medicines.
  • Terbutaline infusion (A fast acting reliever) Some medicines are preventative and others are used to treat an asthma attack.

See the section on Medications for more information on asthma medicines.