Medicamentos de control
Many people with asthma need to take medication every day to
control their asthma and prevent symptoms from developing. These
are called controller medications (also called preventive or
maintenance medications). Most work by reducing inflammation of the
airways; others work by relaxing the airways and making them wider.
Controller medications are slow acting, meaning that they can take
days or even weeks to begin working. They don't provide
immediate relief of symptoms and shouldn't be used when an
effect is needed quickly. This requires faster-acting medications
(known as rescue medications) that can work on the spot.
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diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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