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When should you call 911 for severe asthma?

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If your symptoms are severe and don’t go away after you follow your asthma action plan and use your medications as directed by your doctor, then call 911 right away and get emergency help. Don’t drive yourself to the hospital. It’s not safe.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Asthma Action Plan.”

UpToDate: “Management of Acute Exacerbations of Asthma in Adults.”

FDA: “Tertabuline Information.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: “Asthma Action Plan.”

UpToDate: “Management of Acute Exacerbations of Asthma in Adults.”

FDA: “Tertabuline Information.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

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