Ep. 12: Asthma Part 3 - Asthma Medications
Updated: Jul 19, 2019
Did you know asthma medication encompasses more than just inhalers?
Asthma medications are a massive topic to cover! We will be covering them all in three episodes. The first part we discuss the types of inhaled medications, both for quick relief and controllers. Dr G breaks down how the medicines work in the body and why it is essential to know the function of each type of inhaler.
We also cover what medication you would be prescribed and how you would introduce it using step therapy.
What we cover in this episode:
Types of inhaled asthma medication: Inhalers: short-acting beta 2 agonist (SABA), long-acting beta 2 agonist (LABA), inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), combination LABA/ICS, and anticholinergic inhalers (tiotropium bromide)
How allergy shots can help with allergic asthma
How asthma medication work - are they receptor agonists or an antagonists