How to Choose Asthma Drugs for Children?
1. Control-type asthma drugs
Half of control-type asthma drugs are hormones such as glucocorticoids, long-acting β2 receptor agonists and leukotriene modulators, which are used daily for a long time to improve lung function and prevent sudden onset. They are safe and effective with small dose in long-term clinical observation.
2. Asthma remission drugs
Asthma remission drugs are emergency medicine such as short-acting β2 receptor agonists, theophylline and anticholinergic drugs, which have wonderful effectiveness of relieving coughs, wheezing, chest tightness and other symptoms during the attack of asthma.
In the early stages of childhood asthma treatment, a nebulization program should be developed by the specialist and upgraded or demoted depending on the severity of the disease and the degree of asthma control.