Learn What Are the Remedies for Asthma

The remedies for asthma as Budesonide and Salbutamol can be found in the people’s pharmacy and obtained free of charge for the control of the disease, relieving symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and wheezing.

These remedies should be prescribed by a pulmonologist, according to the severity of the symptoms and the number of times in which they arise, also taking into account the intensity of the asthma attacks that a person has and therefore the treatment of asthma may not be exactly the same for everyone.

Remedies the most common for Asthma

The main remedies to control asthma are bronchodilators which facilitate the entry of air and the corticoids, anti-inflammatory drugs that decrease chronic inflammation. Some examples are:

1. Bronchodilators for asthma

Bronchodilators are drugs that dilate the bronchi of the lungs by facilitating the entry of air but can be classified as:

Short action, with between 4 and 6 hours:

  • Examples:Salbutamol or Fenoterol
  • Indication:should be used during the crisis of asthma because dilate the bronchi, facilitating the entry of air in the lungs quickly
  • Side effects:tremor in the hands, agitation, nervousness, heart palpitations, headache, and arrhythmia

Of action long, with effect for 12 hours:

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  • Examples: Salmeterol or Formoterol
  • Indication:should be used daily to treat and control asthma but never in a crisis of asthma. These drugs dilate the bronchi, facilitating the entry of air in the lungs, prolonged
  • Side effects:tremor in the hands, agitation, nervousness, heart palpitations, headache, and arrhythmia

2. Corticoids and anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma

Corticoids are used in case of asthma because it combats the chronic inflammation present in the lungs of asthma patients. These should be used daily for the control of asthma and prevention of asthma attacks.

  • Examples of inhalational: Beclomethasone, Fluticasone, Budesonide, Mometasone, Ciclesonida
  • Examples of pills: Prednisone, Prednisolone, Deflazacort
  • Examples in the form of injection:Methylprednisolone, and Hydrocortisone

The doctor usually indicates the use of a remedy inhaled, popularly known as the ‘pump’ of asthma, which contains a bronchodilator and corticoid inhaled corticosteroid, which facilitates the treatment and the control of the disease. So the person just need to have only 1 medicine that can be used every day before going to sleep and whenever you feel shortness of breath during the day.

Other remedies that can also be used in the control of asthma are the Anticholinergics such as Bromide Ipatrópio (Atrovent) or Tiotropium Bromide (Spiriva) which relax the muscles of the lungs to relieve the feeling of lack of air, and also to the Xanthines which should be used in the form of pill or injection, such as Theophylline, aminophylline or Bamifilina.

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Remedies for Asthma in Pregnancy

The remedies to control asthma in pregnancy may be exactly the same as the woman already wore before getting pregnant. However, the most common is that the symptoms of asthma become weaker during pregnancy, so the doctor can replace the remedy, or to indicate a smaller dose, but this does not indicate that the remedies may not be used in pregnancy or may harm the pregnancy. Indicates only that there is no need for the wife to use a larger dose than your body really needs.

What are the Remedies free Asthma

The people’s pharmacy offers the majority of the remedies for asthma for free. Some examples are: Budesonide, Bromidrato de fenoterol, Formoterol, Salmeterol, ipratropium Bromide, Dipropionate of beclometasone and Sulfate salbutamol. To acquire these remedies free of charge or with very low price just go to a query by the SUS and go to the pharmacy, and popular identification documents, such as identity and social security number and the prescription prescribed by the doctor of the SUS.

Natural remedies for Asthma

The natural remedies, prepared with medicinal plants, can help to combat the symptoms of asthma by decreasing the inflammation of the bronchial tubes and improve breathing. Some medicinal plants that can be used to complement the clinical treatment of asthma are:

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For tea: Boil 1 cup of water and add 1 spoon (tea) of the medicinal plant, cover and let stand for 3 minutes. Strain it and drink the following, when you are warm.

To use these medicinal plants should be prepare a tea with one of them and to take in daily to complement the use of the drugs prescribed by the doctor.