Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

What Are the Most Common Inhalers That Are Prescribed, and What Are They Used For?

Inhalers are frequently used by asthma sufferers to relieve the feeling of having to gasp for air, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyOff Site Icon (AAAAI).

The most common type of inhaler is a beta-agonist, which is also known as a rescue inhaler, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

A rescue inhaler is used for quick relief to open the airways and help you feel like you can breathe easier in the short-term, according to the AAAAI.

Talk to your doctor for more information about the most common type of inhalers.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine