Medications to Control Asthma
Our aims in treating asthma are ensuring our patients have a normal life style with minimal, or no symptoms, and avoiding exacerbations.
We follow these principles:
Please see the information regarding preventing allergies, and we recommend preventing infections by hand washing and appropriate vaccinations, and avoiding smoking exposure asthma.
These are usually provided in inhaled or nebulized forms such as:
- Ipratropium bromide
- In severe cases, we add systemic (by mouth or injectable) corticosteroids
If the asthma severity warrants, we recommend anti-inflammatory medications. These are taken daily to decrease, or resolve the inflammation, and therefore preventing the symptoms. We have 3 categories:
- Inhaled corticosteroids:
Breo Ellipta (fluticasone)
Advair (fluticasone and salmeterol)
Symbicort (budesonide and formeterol)
Dulera (mometasone and formeterol)
Xolair (omalizumab); this treatment is for allergic asthma, and is approved for children 6 years and older and is provided at the Center in the form of bi-weekly or monthly injections.