Asthma Controller Medication Dangers Video

S.Adimoolam MD http://www.TheDoctorsVideos.com Diplomate of the American Board Allergy & Immunolgy Email: MDNYCSI@yahoo.com (718)238-0700
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Dr. S. Adimoolan: Present in the market, there are two combined inhalers to control asthma, Advair and Symbicort. Male Speaker: Correct. Dr. S. Adimoolan: You can argue which is better or worse, but I think they seem to do a pretty good. But there is a danger. Male Speaker: Right. Dr. S. Adimoolan: If a kid is not taking it or an adult and as in middle of an attack, it's not the time to use it. Male Speaker: Yes. Dr. S. Adimoolan: There could be some concern, it can even bring on to death. So the smartest thing to do, use it all the time, if you get out of control, then you can take a different type of medicine to gain control, is that true? Male Speaker: Right. You have to take these medications, they are so-called controller medications, as you said, on a regular basis, to keep the asthma under control. From time to time, if it flares up, you take what they call, the rescue medicine and that's the Albuterol and Proventil and Ventolin and whatnot. Dr. S. Adimoolan: Present in the market, there are two combined inhalers to control asthma, Advair and Symbicort. Male Speaker: Correct. Dr. S. Adimoolan: You can argue which is better or worse, but I think they seem to do a pretty good. But there is a danger. Male Speaker: Right. Dr. S. Adimoolan: If a kid is not taking it or an adult and as in middle of an attack, it's not the time to use it. Male Speaker: Yes. Dr. S. Adimoolan: There could be some concern, it can even bring on to death. So the smartest thing to do, use it all the time, if you get out of control, then you can take a different type of medicine to gain control, is that true? Male Speaker: Right. You have to take these medications, they are so-called controller medications, as you said, on a regular basis, to keep the asthma under control. From time to time, if it flares up, you take what they call, the rescue medicine and that's the Albuterol and Proventil and Ventolin and whatnot.

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