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Asthma medicine and you

asthma-medication

Managing your asthma can be a challenge at times, so it’s important to be strategic about it. Key factors include learning more about the condition, creating an asthma management plan (your doctor can help with this), maintaining good overall health, and reducing your asthma triggers.

Then there’s getting the most from your medication, which for many people is the most important strategy of them all.

Find the best asthma medicine for you:

There are several effective medications available for treating asthma, but no best one for everyone. That’s why it’s so important to work with your doctor to find the right medication for you, based on your needs and symptoms.

The great news? Once you find that medication, you will be able to:

  • Breathe better.
  • Do more of the things you love to do.
  • Have fewer asthma symptoms.

Set up your medication schedule:

The next step is to be sure you take your medication at the right time. Consider these tips, courtesy of the American Lung Association:

  • Create a medication schedule that shows what you take and when, then post it where you can see it (at least until it becomes second nature).
  • Ask a friend or family member to help you organize and follow your system.
  • Coordinate your medicine-taking with other routine habits, such as just before meals or when you brush your teeth.
  • Set an alarm on your phone or watch that signals when it’s time for your medication.

If you have any questions about the effectiveness of your medications or your medication schedule, check with your doctor.