- Oral Corticosteroids - Used to treat severe and sudden asthma flares and used for short amounts of time
- Inhaled Corticosteroids - Used to control inflammation in the airways
- Long-term Controller Asthma Medications- Treat the underlying inflammation and relax the muscles around the airways
- Short Acting Beta-Agonists - Act quickly to relax muscles around airways and make breathing easier
- Long Acting Beta-Agonists - Opens airways around lungs, lasts for 12 hours usually
- Leukotriene Modifiers - Oral pills that work to reduce inflammation, not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids
This list represents a few examples of the different medications used to treat asthma. Use of these medications should only occur after an appointment with a doctor. To find out the best approach to soothing your asthma conditions, please make an appointment with Dr. Koppula.