Treating Asthma

Controlling your asthma is about managing your asthma daily so you may experience fewer asthma symptoms.

Remember: Medicines that help control the underlying causes of asthma should not be used as rescue medicines or to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

Treatment Options

There are many treatments available for asthma. Your doctor will decide what the best treatment option is for you based on the severity of your symptoms.

Two types of medicines used to treat asthma are:

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IF SYMBICORT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES

These are medications that help reduce the swelling in the airways and mucus production. They largely include corticosteroids.

INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS (ICS) are used to reduce inflammation in the airways

ORAL CORTICOSTEROIDS AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS are systemic, which means they are delivered to your entire system, not just your lungs

BRONCHODILATORS

Bronchodilators help relax the muscles around your airways to open them up.

Depending on the severity of your asthma, your doctor may prescribe short-acting bronchodilators (“rescue” treatment) like SABAs (short-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists) for quick relief of sudden symptoms; or long-acting bronchodilators (“controller” treatment) such as LABAs (long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists) for control of symptoms.

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IF SYMBICORT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

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IF SYMBICORT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

SYMBICORT CONTAINS 2 OF THESE MEDICINES—
AN ICS AND A LABA—THAT WORK TOGETHER TO HELP
IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION IN ASTHMA.*

SYMBICORT CONTAINS 2 OF THESE MEDICINES— AN ICS AND A LABA—THAT WORK TOGETHER TO HELP IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION IN ASTHMA.

SYMBICORT is delivered through an inhaler and can help you breathe better starting within 15 minutes.* SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

LABA medicines, when used alone can increase the risk of hospitalizations and death from asthma problems. When an ICS and LABA are used together, this risk is not significantly increased.

*Your results may vary.

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