There are two types of asthma medication that most patients need:
1. Controller medications that are taken every day for a long period of time to prevent an asthma attack from occurring
2. Reliever medications: these should be carried with patients and used whenever they have an asthma attack. They are inhaled and provide rapid relief of symptoms.
Maintaining good asthma control will enable a person to participate in more school, work, household commitments and other social activities thus preventing frequent visits to the Emergency Departments or health facilities.
Your doctor or nurse will figure out which treatment is best for you and show you how to take your medication. It is good to see the same doctor about your Asthma as they are aware of your history and needs.