Ep. 13: Asthma Part 4 - Inhalers, Nebulizers & Montelukast
Do you know why mental health history is essential when deciding your controller medication?
Dr G shares her top tips on using inhalers and when it is appropriate to use a nebulizer. She also explains the side effects of certain controller medications and why doctors need to know more about you as a patient (even your mental health) when prescribing a controller medication. The decision of going on medication should be made with you in mind.
What we cover in this episode:
Inhaler tips: know that there are different brand names for the same medicine, using a spacer, how to remember to take your controller
The side effects of inhalers
What are nebulizers and when are they used (at home and the ER)
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. When it is prescribed and the side effects.
Why you want to disclose your mental health history with your allergist when decided what medication to go on.