Albuterol Asthma Inhaler
A cure for asthma doesn't exist -- however, the condition can be controlled. Many different asthma treatments are available, and albuterol inhalers represent one of the most basic and most important types of treatment for asthma relief.
Albuterol inhalers are "rescue" inhalers, which can help improve breathing very quickly. Even if you take other asthma controller medications, it is important to always have a rescue asthma medication on hand to relieve an attack.
Albuterol inhalers are useful for both treating and preventing asthma attacks. Because the medication is short-acting, it is not necessarily the best medication for preventing asthma attacks. However, it is an excellent choice for treating asthma attacks or preventing exercise-induced asthma attacks.
The medication usually starts working within 6 to 15 minutes when taken during an asthma attack; to help prevent exercise-induced asthma, the albuterol inhaler can be used 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.
(To learn more about using this medication to get your asthma under control, click Albuterol Inhaler. This article gives a complete overview of how to use an inhaler, what to expect, why this product may not be suitable for certain people, and more.)