There are two completely different types of asthma medications, and they are used for completely different purposes:
Need To Know
Medication to prevent asthma attacks will not relieve an asthma attack. They are intended to prevent attacks, not treat it. They do not provide immediate relief of symptoms.
Asthma medications come in many forms - liquids, tablets, injections, powders, and vapors - so that it can always be taken in the most appropriate way.
Asthma medicines are tailored to a persons individual needs. Some adults with asthma only need an occasional dose of medication, while others need asthma medication on a regular basis.
Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS
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From Andrew Maynard - Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with help from David Faulkner - 2013 Master of Public Health graduate.