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Asthma and getting your inhaler

Asthma is a chronic or recurrent condition that affects the airways, making it more difficult for the air to pass through to your lungs. Asthma that’s not controlled can affect your ability to take part in everyday activities that you enjoy.

Asthma inhalers are currently the best way to control asthma and make sure it does not interfere with your life. There are quite a few types of inhalers based on various types of devices and drugs inside them.

You can buy asthma inhalers online if you do not have a prescription, but it’s very important that you understand the types of them available and choose the right medicine for the inhaler you are planning to use.

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    Advair is a combination of two medicines (fluticasone and salmeterol) that are used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Fluticasone is the anti-inflammatory component of the combination, while salmeterol treats constriction of the airways.

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  • Flovent
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    Flovent is used for preventing or reducing the frequency and seriousness of bronchial asthma attacks. It works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling and inflammation of the airways.

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    Serevent is an asthma medicine that is used to control and prevent symptoms of asthma in adults and children.

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Types of medicine in your inhaler device

The greatest advantage of an inhaler as opposed to an orally administered medicine is that the medicine inside it gets delivered straight into your airways. That means the drug does not travel through your entire system and acts faster, plus you need a lower dose of it to feel better.

Depending on how you will be using your inhaler, it may contain a different type of drug to better suit your needs. There are so-called relievers, preventers and long-acting bronchodilators that your doctor may be choosing between based on your individual needs and possible contraindications.

When buying asthma inhalers online, you will have the information you need available, including that on the medicine you can purchase to go with your type of inhaler.

Relievers, preventers and long-acting bronchodilators

Reliever inhalers are used within you get the symptoms of asthma that prevent you from carrying on with your regular routine, such as chest tightness, wheezing and feeling breathless. By relaxing the airway muscles, the medicine inside a reliever inhaler helps you ease the symptoms. Reliever inhalers are intended for occasional use and are most suitable for patients that get some symptoms every now and then. Preventer inhalers are recommended for every day use and should be used it you need an inhaler more than three times during a typical week. Preventer inhalers commonly contain steroid medicine that will reduce inflammation in the airways and keep them from narrowing.

Preventer inhalers containing steroid medicine should be used twice a day or more often if the patient’s symptoms flare-up. These inhalers do not provide an immediate relief of symptoms, as they take over a week to build up in the system and have its effects. A long-acting bronchodilator may be needed in addition to a preventer inhaler. These inhalers contain drugs working in a similar way reliever inhalers do, although they remain in your system for up to 12 hours.

Types of inhaler devices and how they work

Inhaler devices themselves are available as nebulisers, pressurized metered dose inhalers (MDIs), inhalers with a spacer and breath-activated inhalers. You can buy asthma inhalers of a certain type based on your doctor’s recommendations and convenience of use.

Nebulisers are machines turning liquid medicine into an aerosol-like fine mist. These are used for more severe attacks of asthma, especially in hospitals, as the particular way of delivery makes the medicine easier to inhale, especially if the patient is breathless.

Pressurized metered dose inhalers (MDIs) contain the drug itself and some pressurized inactive gas that propels a dose of drug to be released when the top of the inhaler is pressed. These are convenient to use and carry, although need some getting used to in terms of pressing the canister and inhaling at the same time. Most patients buy asthma inhalers of this type.

Inhalers with a spacer device are MDIs used with a spacer device. This type of inhaler is suitable for patients that do not have the coordination it takes to use a standard MDI. The spacer is needed as a reservoir for the medicine that gives you some time between pressing the canister and inhaling the medicine.

Breath-activated inhalers are MDI alternatives that do not require pressing the canister. Some breath-activated inhalers therefore contain pressurized inactive gas, while there are also others that contain dry powdered drug and require for the patient to breathe in quite hard for the powder to be delivered to the lungs.a href=”http://mycanadianpharmacy.biz/anti_allergic_asthma/my_advair.html?cid=asthinhtreat”

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