Asthma is a chronic (life time) disease that makes your lungs very sensitive and hard to breathe. Asthma can’t be cured, but with proper treatment, people with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

If you have asthma, your airways (breathing passages) are very sensitive. Certain things can make your airways become swollen and the muscles around the airways can also become tight leaving you breathless.

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Learn more about asthma by visiting our Canadian Lung Association website.

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Asthma medications come in various forms

•Diskus® • MDI (metered dose inhaler) • oral inhalation • nebulizer • Ellipta® • Twisthaler® • Breezhaler® • Turbuhaler® • intravenous injection • intramuscular or subcutaneous injection • nasal inhalation • Aerolizer® • subcutaneous injection • orally • Respimat® • 

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Products used to treat asthma include

AAdvair® Diskus® •Advair® MDI •Aermony Respiclick™ •Airomir® MDI •Alvesco® MDI •Apo-Ipravent inhalation solution •Apo-Salvent MDI •Arnuity® Ellipta® •Asmanex®Twisthaler® •Atectura® Breezhaler® •BBaca Respiclick™ •Breo® Ellipta® •Bricanyl® Turbuhaler® •CCinqair™ •EEnerzair® Breezhaler® •FFasenra® •Flonase® nasal spray •Flovent® Diskus®  •Flovent® HFA •Foradil® Aerolizer® •NNucala™ •OOxeze® Turbuhaler®  •PPMS-Fluticasone HFA •PMS-Fluticasone Propionate/ Salmeterol DPI •PMS-Ipratropium inhalation solution •Pulmicort® nebuamp •Pulmicort® Turbuhaler®  •QQVAR® MDI •SSanis-Montelukast tablets •Sanis-Salbutamol Inhaler HFA •Serevent® Diskus® •Singulair® chewable tablets •Sivem-Montelukast tablets •Spiriva® Respimat® •Symbicort® Turbuhaler® •TTeva-Budesonide inhalation solution •Teva-Combo Sterinebs •Teva-Ipratropium Sterineb •Teva-Salbutamol SteriNeb •VVentolin® Diskus® •Ventolin® HFA •Ventolin® inhalation solution •WWixela® Inhub® •ZZaditen® syrup •Zaditen® tablets •Zenhale® •

Active ingredients used to treat asthma include

aamoxicillin • bbeclomethasone dipropionate • benralizumab • budesonide • cciclesonide • ddexamethasone • ffluticasone furoate • fluticasone propionate • gguaifenesin • iipratropium bromide • kketotifen • mmepolizumab • mometasone furoate • montelukast sodium • oomalizumab • oxtriphylline • pprednisone • rreslizumab • ssalbutamol sulphate • salmeterol xinafoate • sodium cromoglycate (cromolyn sodium) • tterbutaline sulfate • theophylline • triamcinolone acetonide • 


Page Last Updated: 17/05/2021