Pulmonary Disease Medications
Treatments for Lung Conditions
There are a variety of medications that can be used in treating pulmonary
disorders. After receiving a diagnosis, your doctor at Washington Township
Medical Foundation can work with you to discuss various options that can
be tailored to your needs. Quick relief medications are often used to
treat acute symptoms of lung disease, such as an asthma attack. Long-term
control medications may be used daily in order to provide consistent and
continued management of symptoms caused by lung disease. Various medications
may be injected or taken orally.
What Are Inhalers?
An inhaler is a device that provides medication to the lungs quickly and
is often used in treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
(COPD). Inhalers are essentially designed as a speedy delivery system,
ensuring that medications get to the lungs quickly during an episode of
acute pulmonary symptoms. There are reliever inhalers that open up your
air passages and preventer inhalers that prevent acute symptoms from occurring.
Some of the quick relief treatments used for asthma and various other pulmonary
conditions include anticholinergics, short-acting beta-agonists, oral
steroids taken in pill or syrup form, and inhaled steroids.
Long-term asthma medications include:
- Combination medications
- Oral steroids
- Inhaled steroids
- Leukotriene modifiers