Treating chronic asthma requires daily attention
Asthma is a serious condition that doesn’t go away. Managing symptoms must become part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth. As part of your plan to manage your asthma and keep it under control, you may want to include the daily activities of:
- Taking daily asthma medicine, even when symptoms aren't present
- Avoiding asthma triggers
- Monitoring breathing with a peak flow meter
See what an asthma specialist has to say about asthma and QVAR®.
Most people with asthma need two kinds of medicine:
- Quick-relief rescue inhalers. Taken when you need them, for immediate relief of your symptoms.
- Long-term control inhalers. Taken daily, on an ongoing basis, to help reduce the inflammation in your airways and prevent symptoms and attacks.
What to remember about asthma medicines
- Quick-relief inhalers are very good at quickly treating asthma symptoms, but don’t help control the inflammation in your airways that causes symptoms
- Long-term control inhalers help prevent asthma symptoms from occurring. Not for quick relief, they work more slowly and may take several weeks before you feel their full benefits1
If you need to use a quick-relief medicine more than twice a week, it may be a sign that you also need to take a daily control medicine like QVAR® to reduce the inflammation in your airways. You should speak with your doctor as soon as possible.