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What is the most common side effect of anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers?

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Side effects from anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers are less serious than those you can get from taking steroids by mouth. Inhalers can cause hoarseness and thrush, an yeast infection in the mouth. Older people are especially likely to have side effects. Rinse your mouth after using your inhaler. Gargle with water to lower your chances for thrush.

From: Prednisone and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis." Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 5, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis." Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 5, 2018

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