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Top Selling Asthma Medications

Fluticasone/Salmeterol Inhaler - Fluticasone/Salmeterol Inhaler 250mcg/50mcg, Fluticasone/Salmeterol Inhaler 500mcg/50mcg
Ipratropium/Salbutamol inhaler - Ipratropium/Salbutamol inhaler 20mcg/100mcg
Salbutamol Inhaler HFA - Salbutamol Inhaler HFA 100 mcg
Duolin HFA Inhaler - Duolin HFA Inhaler 20mcg/100mcg
Flovent inhaler - Flovent inhaler 50mcg(44), Flovent inhaler 125mcg(110), Flovent inhaler 250mcg(220)

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common, chronic, long term disease that causes an inflammation in the airways, which in turn narrows them a little. This can, as expected, cause difficulty in breathing from time to time, with the added complication of wheezing when inhaling, which is a whistling sound.

One of the most problematic and potentially dangerous problems that occur due to having asthma are asthma attacks, in which a shortness of breath occurs that interrupts the asthmatic's well being. This continues until medication is administered or some other form of intervention occurs and breathing returns to normal. If nothing is done to help the attack, the airways gradually tighten more and more over time, with breathing getting more labored, with less oxygen getting through. Therefore, it is extremely important to treat an attack immediately or else it can become fatal.

Causes of Asthma

It is not clear what causes asthma to develop in people, but there is a general idea on what can trigger asthma attacks. Among the top offenders include allergies and allergens, such as food and food additives, pollen, dust mites, cockroaches, bacteria, molds or animal hair. Another apparent cause is a viral infection; when sufferers catch a virus, it tends to affect their respiratory system, thus further irritating the airways and making asthma more troubling. Should an asthmatic catch a virus, such as a cold or flu, it is recommended to see a doctor to treat that so it does not cause breathing problems later on.

Asthma Symptoms

The symptoms of asthma are fairly straightforward, though the asthmatic may not have all of them at once. The most common symptoms include coughing, especially at night, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness, pain or pressure. Symptoms for asthma are not always the same for everyone and to reiterate, may not be present all at once. Should any symptoms occur, it is advisable to see a physician for proper diagnosis.


Treatment options are available for asthma sufferers, although it must be stated that asthma is never truly cured. It is possible for the disease to seemingly disappear, but all this means is that it is not causing problems for the time being. Sufferers may go for very long periods without any asthma symptoms, but it is still very important to keep it monitored in case an asthma attack rises out of nowhere. This is possible even after years of not showing any symptoms of the disease.

While asthma cannot be cured, it can be well controlled. Good asthma control prevents chronic and troublesome symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, reducing the need for quick-relief medications, helping sufferers maintain good lung function, letting them maintain normal activities and sleep through the night, as well as preventing asthma attacks that could land sufferers in the hospital.

There are two types of medication, both in the form of inhalers: long term and quick relief. The long term inhalers aim to reduce airway inflammation, which in turn helps to prevent asthma symptoms from recurring. The quick relief inhalers, also known as rescue inhalers, are the ones used when problematic symptoms rise and start to keep sufferers from breathing.

In Closing...

To summarize, asthma, while it can be fatal if not treated properly and if it is severe enough, is easily controlled when sufferers know how to handle them.

More Asthma Medications

Ventolin diskus - Ventolin diskus 200 mcg
Qvar Inhaler - Qvar Inhaler 40 mcg, Qvar Inhaler 50 ug, Qvar Inhaler 100 ug
Asmanex Twisthaler - Asmanex Twisthaler 100 MCG/ACT, Asmanex Twisthaler 110 mcg/ds, Asmanex Twisthaler 200 mcg, Asmanex Twisthaler 200mcg/ds (200mcg/ds), Asmanex Twisthaler 400 mcg
Bricanyl turbuhaler - Bricanyl turbuhaler 0.500 mg
Flixotide Diskus - Flixotide Diskus 250 mcg
Duovent HFA inhaler - Duovent HFA inhaler 20mcg/50mcg
Salbutamol inhaler - Salbutamol inhaler 100 mcg
Theophylline LA - Theophylline LA 300 mg
Sodium Cromoglycate Nebulizer Solution For Inhalation - Sodium Cromoglycate Nebulizer Solution For Inhalation 1 %
Albuterol inhaler - Albuterol inhaler 108 mcg
Pulmicort turbuhaler - Pulmicort turbuhaler 100 mcg, Pulmicort turbuhaler 200 mcg, Pulmicort turbuhaler 400 mcg
Accolate - Accolate 10 mg, Accolate 20 mg
Advair diskus - Advair diskus 100mcg/50mcg, Advair diskus 250mcg/50mcg, Advair diskus 500mcg/50mcg
Advair HFA - Advair HFA 45mcg/21mcg, Advair HFA 115mcg/21mcg, Advair HFA 230/21mcg
Advair Inhaler - Advair Inhaler 125mcg/25mcg, Advair Inhaler 250mcg/25mcg
Aerobid inhaler - Aerobid inhaler 250 mcg
Aerobid M - Aerobid M 250 mcg
Aerochamber - Aerochamber NO Rx
Albuterol nebule solution - Albuterol nebule solution 0.500 %
Albuterol nebules - Albuterol nebules 0.083 %
Albuterol Sulf - Albuterol Sulf 2.5-0.5MG 0.083%
Albuterol syrup - Albuterol syrup 2mg/5mL
Alupent - Alupent 10mg/5mL
Aminophylline - Aminophylline 100 mg
Atrovent inhaler - Atrovent inhaler 20 mcg/ds, Atrovent inhaler 40 mcg/ds
Atrovent nasal spray - Atrovent nasal spray 0.030 %, Atrovent nasal spray 0.060 %
Azmacort inhaler - Azmacort inhaler 100 mcg
Beclomethasone inhaler - Beclomethasone inhaler 50 mcg
Berotec inhaler - Berotec inhaler 100 ug
Brethine - Brethine 2.500 mg, Brethine 5 mg
Budesonide inhaler - Budesonide inhaler 100 mcg, Budesonide inhaler 200 mcg
Budesonide Turbuhaler - Budesonide Turbuhaler 100 mcg, Budesonide Turbuhaler 200 mcg
Combivent inhalation solution - Combivent inhalation solution 0.5mg/2.5mg / 2.5mL
Combivent inhaler - Combivent inhaler , Combivent inhaler 20mcg/120mcg
Daxas - Daxas 500 mcg
Duolin Inhaler - Duolin Inhaler 20mcg/50mcg
Flovent diskus - Flovent diskus 100 mcg, Flovent diskus 250 mcg, Flovent diskus 500 mcg
Fluticasone inhaler - Fluticasone inhaler 25mcg, Fluticasone inhaler 50mcg(44), Fluticasone inhaler 125mcg(110)
Foradil inhaler - Foradil inhaler 12 mcg
Formoterol rotacaps - Formoterol rotacaps 12 mcg
Formoterol/Budesonide Inhaler - Formoterol/Budesonide Inhaler 100mcg/6mcg, Formoterol/Budesonide Inhaler 200mcg/6mcg
Intal inhaler - Intal inhaler 1 mg/dose, Intal inhaler 5 mg/dose, Intal inhaler 800 mcg/g
Intal Spincaps - Intal Spincaps 20 mg
Ipratropium inhalational solution - Ipratropium inhalational solution 0.020 %
Ipratropium inhaler - Ipratropium inhaler 20 mcg
Ipratropium NS - Ipratropium NS 0.030 %
Ipratropium/Salbutamol inhalational solution - Ipratropium/Salbutamol inhalational solution 2.5mg/0.5mg/mL
Maxair - Maxair 200 mcg
Montelukast - Montelukast 4 mg, Montelukast 5 mg, Montelukast 10 mg
Montelukast/Bambuterol - Montelukast/Bambuterol 10mg/10mg
Oxeze turbuhaler - Oxeze turbuhaler 12 mcg
Primatene Mist - Primatene Mist 0.220 mg
Proventil HFA - Proventil HFA 108 mcg
Proventil nebules - Proventil nebules 0.500 %
Proventil syrup - Proventil syrup 2mg/5mL
Pulmicort Flexhaler - Pulmicort Flexhaler 90 mcg, Pulmicort Flexhaler 180 mcg
Pulmicort nebules - Pulmicort nebules 0.250 mg/mL, Pulmicort nebules 0.500 mg/mL, Pulmicort nebules 0.125mg/ml (0.25mg/2mL)
Pulmicort suspension - Pulmicort suspension 0.25mg/mL (0.5mg/2mL), Pulmicort suspension 0.125mg/mL (0.25mg/2mL)
Salbutamol - Salbutamol 1 MG / ML, Salbutamol 2 mg, Salbutamol 4 mg
Salbutamol Nebules - Salbutamol Nebules 1 mg/mL, Salbutamol Nebules 2 mg/mL
Salbutamol Respirator solution - Salbutamol Respirator solution 0.5MG/ML
Salmeterol Inhaler - Salmeterol Inhaler 25 mcg
Serevent diskus - Serevent diskus 50 mcg
Serevent inhaler - Serevent inhaler 25 mcg
Singulair - Singulair 5 mg, Singulair 10 mg
Singulair Chewable - Singulair Chewable 4 mg
Singulair Granules - Singulair Granules 4 mg
Spiriva - Spiriva 18 mcg
Symbicort - Symbicort 100mcg/6mcg, Symbicort 160mcg/4.5mcg, Symbicort 400mcg/12mcg
Symbicort Aerosol Inhaler - Symbicort Aerosol Inhaler 160-4.5mcg, 10.2gm Inhaler
Terbutaline - Terbutaline 2.500 mg, Terbutaline 5 mg
Theo-24 CR - Theo-24 CR 200 mg, Theo-24 CR 300 mg
Theo-24 ER - Theo-24 ER 400 mg
Theolair - Theolair 80mg/15ml
Theophylline SR 12HR Release - Theophylline SR 12HR Release 100 mg, Theophylline SR 12HR Release 200 mg, Theophylline SR 12HR Release 300 mg
Tilade inhaler - Tilade inhaler 2 mg/dose
Tiotropium Inhaler - Tiotropium Inhaler 9 mcg/ds
Tiotropium Rotacaps - Tiotropium Rotacaps 18 mcg
Uniphyl 24HR Release - Uniphyl 24HR Release 400 mg, Uniphyl 24HR Release 600 mg
Vanceril inhaler - Vanceril inhaler 50 mcg
Ventolin Inhaler - Ventolin Inhaler 100 mcg
Ventolin Nebules - Ventolin Nebules 0.083 %, Ventolin Nebules 1 mg/mL
Ventolin Respirator Solution - Ventolin Respirator Solution 5 mg/mL
Volmax - Volmax 4 mg, Volmax 8 mg
Vospire ER - Vospire ER 4 mg, Vospire ER 8 mg
Xopenex - Xopenex 0.63MG/3ML, Xopenex 1.25mg/3mL
Xopenex Aerosol - Xopenex Aerosol 45MCG/ACT
Zaditen - Zaditen 1 mg
Zyflo CR - Zyflo CR 600 mg