What Are Bronchodilators?

Q:
What are bronchodilators?

A:
Bronchodilators are used to help people with asthma as a way to open the airway passages.

Short-acting bronchodilators are used as a “quick relief” or “rescue” medication, while long-acting bronchodilators can be used every day to control asthma.

For treating asthma symptoms, there are three types of bronchodilators:

  • beta-agonists
  • anticholinergics
  • theophylline.

These bronchodilators are available in inhaled, tablet, liquid, and injectable forms. However, the preferred method of taking the beta-agonists and anticholinergics is by inhalation.

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