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Asthma during Pregnancy Topic Guide

Asthma during Pregnancy Asthma during Pregnancy:

Experiencing an asthma attack during pregnancy may deprive the fetus of oxygen, so it's important to continue taking the asthma medication that you took before becoming pregnant, especially if your asthma was well controlled. Though it's impossible to predict how pregnancy may affect your asthma, it's important to note that your asthma can still be controlled during pregnancy.

Asthma during Pregnancy Topic Guide - Visuals

Asthma during Pregnancy Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

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

Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing mu...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol inhalation is a long-acting bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

budesonide (oral) Budesonide (oral)

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body.

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

fluticasone inhalation Fluticasone Inhalation

Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (ophthalmic) Cromolyn Sodium (ophthalmic)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...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 is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

albuterol inhalation Albuterol Inhalation

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...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. It works by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest, making the lungs less sensitive to allergens and other causes of bronc...learn more »