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Medications

Your child may have been prescribed medicines to treat asthma. It is important to follow instructions and take the medicine as your doctor tells you. The medicines your doctor prescribes may be controller or rescue medicines.

Controller Medications

  • Reduce swelling in the airways
  • Relax the muscles around the airways
  • Reduce mucus production
  • Are long-lasting and help prevent or reduce the number of flare-ups you may have
  • This medicine cannot stop a flare-up once it starts
  • Need to be taken every day to control asthma, whether or not your child is having symptoms.

Quick Relief Medications

  • Relax muscles that tighten the airways
  • Give quick relief during an asthma flare-up
  • Are short-lasting
  • Need to be kept with your child wherever he or she is, at all times
  • If you need to take your Reliever Medicine more than 2 times per week, your asthma is not under control
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