Asthma sufferers – are you tired of asthma affecting your job, education, and your quality of life? Allergy and Asthma Center has great news for you! There are new therapies provided by an allergy or asthma specialist near you that are available to help control your symptoms.
Bronchodilators such as albuterol (Proair, Ventolin, Proventil) are used to help treat asthma attacks. These are short-acting medications that enter the bronchial tubes in the lungs and provide quick relief. They come in a nebulized form or as a metered-dose inhaler(MDI).
Proair RespiClick is a relatively new medication on the market. It is a dry powder inhaler that is breath-actuated and does not require any additional device.
Proair RespiClick is easy to carry around and is a convenient way to provide relief from asthma symptoms.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are one of the most effective medicines used to prevent asthma exacerbations. They are designed to reduce inflammation in the bronchial tubes of patients with asthma.
AirDuo is a newer generic asthma controller that combines two effective asthma medications (Fluticasone and salmeterol). It is a dry powder inhaler that is taken twice a day. Because AirDuo has an authorized generic, it is often more affordable than comparable medications in its class.
Arnuity Ellipta and Breo Ellipta are also relatively new long-term controller medications for patients with asthma. Arnuity is a new inhaled steroid that treats mild to moderate Asthma. Breo contains this same controller medication as well as a long acting bronchodilator for those with more severe asthma. Both of these medications were effective in clinical trials and had minimal side effects.
Patients really appreciate that they are dosed once daily and medication comes in a dry powder breath-actuated inhaler which is easy to use for both children and adults. Additionally, there are new “biologic” therapies for those with severe asthma. These cutting-edge therapies are targeted at the cause of your asthma instead of just blocking symptoms. They help treat the underlying reasons for your shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.
Xolair, Nucala, Cinqair, and Fasenra are some of these new biologics. They are administered by injection once or twice a month and are generally well tolerated.
If you are having difficulty controlling your asthma and would like to find out more information on any of these therapies, please make an appointment with one of our asthma and allergy specialists near you in Conyers, Atlanta or Lawrenceville, Georgia.
For over thirty years The Allergy & Asthma Center of Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Conyers has helped patients all over the Metro Atlanta area treat and better control their asthma and allergies.
For more information, please see www.allergyinatlanta.com.