Asthma in Children Topic Guide

Asthma in Children Asthma in Children:

Children account for 47.8% of asthma-related visits to the emergency department. Asthma symptoms include wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Treatment focuses on managing the child's symptoms and preventing future asthma attacks with medicines that provide the best results with the fewest side effects.

Asthma in Children Topic Guide - Visuals

Asthma in Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fluticasone and salmeterol (inhalation) Fluticasone And Salmeterol (inhalation)

Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is a steroid and bronchodilator combination medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to preven...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol inhalation is used to control the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide inhalation is a steroid that is used to prevent asthma attacks...learn more »

ipratropium (nasal) Ipratropium (nasal)

Ipratropium nasal (for the nose) works by reducing mucus secretions in the nose...learn more »

zafirlukast Zafirlukast

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). T...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to prevent asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchospasm...learn more »

fluticasone inhalation Fluticasone Inhalation

Fluticasone inhalation is a steroid that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children. Fluticasone inhalation is sometimes used together with st...learn more »

flunisolide inhalation Flunisolide Inhalation

Flunisolide is a steroid inhalation medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

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terbutaline (oral) Terbutaline (oral)

Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol oral is a bronchodilator taken by mouth to treat bronchospasm (wheezing, shortness of breath)...learn more »

albuterol inhalation Albuterol Inhalation

Albuterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is al...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (oral) Cromolyn Sodium (oral)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (inhalation) Cromolyn Sodium (inhalation)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

theophylline Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator that is used to treat symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other breathing problems...learn more »