Frequently Asked Questions
Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways. The typical symptoms are wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Asthma can be aggravated at certain times of the year and typically gets worse with physical exertion and stress. Inhaler treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms.
Asthma is usually controlled by a combination of steroid (brown inhaler) and short acting bronchodilator (blue inhaler) which comes in a strength of 100mcg. These are then dosed to tailor suit your individual needs and your asthma symptoms should be reassessed regularly to ensure they are stable.
Like with all prescription medication, there are side effects you need to be aware of. The 100mcg blue reliever inhaler can cause tremors and headaches if used too frequently.
Our e-Surgery GPs will ensure that the inhaler is safe for you to take.