Inhalers are the main treatment for asthma. There are many different types of inhaler, which can be confusing. This leaflet gives information on the medicines inside inhalers, and the types of inhaler device, and some general information about inhalers. This leaflet is about inhalers for asthma.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, particularly inhaled steroids, are the most important treatment for most people with asthma. These lifesaving medications prevent asthma attacks and work by reducing swelling and mucus production in the airways.
Popular OTC asthma treatment options include: , is the only nonprescription inhaler that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved. People inhale this liquid form of epinephrine through the mouth. It relaxes the airways and helps them open up, making it easier to breathe. Not all medical experts support the FDA’s decision.