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How are asthma drugs taken?

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Many asthma drugs are taken using an inhaler. It’s a small aerosol canister in a plastic container that releases a burst of medication when you press the top down.

Several asthma drugs can be taken as a powder inhaled through the mouth from a device called a dry powder inhaler. Other ways to take the drugs include as vapors, pills, liquids, shots or intravenously.

From: Asthma and Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

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