Definition: Long-Term Control Medicinesenparents people with asthma need to take medicine every day to control their asthma and prevent symptoms.controller medicines, maintenance medicines, asthma, long-term controller medicine, asthma medicines, asthma medications10/11/200408/11/201608/11/20166c3917c1-842f-4000-af36-4cbe4f488504<h3>Long-Term Control Medicines</h3> <p><strong>Also called:</strong> Controller Medicines or Maintenance Medicines</p> <p>Many people with asthma need to take long-term control medicine every day to control their asthma and prevent symptoms. Most of these work by easing inflammation of the airways; others work by relaxing the airways and making them wider.</p> <p>Long-term control medicines are slow acting, which means they can take days or even weeks to begin working. They don't provide immediate relief of symptoms and shouldn't be used when treatment is needed quickly. This requires faster-acting medicines (known as <a href="">quick-relief medicines</a>) that can work right away.</p> Medicamentos de controlMuchas personas que padecen asma necesitan tomar medicamentos a diario para controlar su afección y evitar la aparición de síntomas.
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Asthma MedicinesAsthma medicine comes in two main types: quick-relief and long-term control medicines. Even if a child takes a long-term control medicine regularly, quick-relief medicine is still needed to handle flare-ups.
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How Do Asthma Medicines Work?Two different types of medicines are used to treat asthma: long-term control medicines and quick-relief medicines. Read about how they work, and why people might need to take them.
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